NODES joined FLEXCON2018

Agder Energi, Microsoft and other partners have been running a project in Southern Norway for the past two years where it has been demonstrated that the use of new technology can defer grid investment.  See Microsoft video here.  Microsoft and Agder Energi has recently been awarded an international innovation price for this work.

To take the project further, Agder Energi and Nord Pool has set up NODES AS, an European Independent Market Operator.   At NODES, NODESmarket is being set up as a integrated marketplace for local flexibility.  An overview of the concept is described in this video.

At NODES we have been working with an international team of experts (which includes DNV.GL and USEF to define roles and market design as a “bottom up” approach to flexibility markets.

NODESmarket is being set up as a integrated marketplace for local flexibility.  An overview of the concept is described in this video.

FLEXCON2018 midsummer update

On June 28th, FAN co-hosted FlexForward. With 150 visitors we had a very inspiring day on energy flexibility, e-heating and the psychology of energy users.

In the meantime, smartEn and FAN teamed up to organize FLEXCON2018. Following partners confirmed their co-operation with FLEXCON2018 in the early summer of 2018:

  • Siemens: needs no introduction
  • Delta EE: research and consulting company in the transformation of energy markets.
  • EnergyVille: association of Flemish research institutes KU Leuven, VITO and imec for research on sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.
  • openADR: protocol for Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources management.
  • TenneT: German-Dutch electricity transport company serving 41 million users.
  • Easy Energy: supply business with energy based on dynamic prices by linking customer-demand to EPEX.
  • Technolution: flexibility & local energy control.
  • Spectral: system integrator in smart energy technology, smart grids, and blockchain-settlement platforms.
  • DER-lab: Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories is an association of 32 research institutes and companies working in smart grids and distributed energy generation.
  • IOTA: enabling decentralized energy systems via Ledger of Everything: Blockchain and Internet of Things.