EU-SysFlex blog: EU-SysFlex demonstrations enable flexibility in a power system with a high share of renewables

30.08.2019News

The concepts for enhancing system flexibility are tested in seven European large-scale demonstrators.

EU-SysFlex focuses on improving flexibility and system services to address technical challenges arising from the continuously increasing share of renewable energy resources (RES) in our electricity supply. The concepts for enhancing system flexibility are tested in seven European large-scale demonstrators. Concepts and results are also shared with Ireland, which is already trialling some new technologies to address system services in project’s work package Integration of services into System Operator Control Centres (WP4)

With specificities for each demonstrator, two main approaches are taken in the project:

  • Accessing the renewable generation and flexibility sources on the distribution system level by enhancing the distribution system operator’s (DSO) tools in coordination with the transmission system operator (TSO), in order to address overall power system’s future needs;
  • Aggregating the decentralized renewable generation and flexibility sources through Virtual Power Plants concept, in order to provide significant and reliable volumes of energy and services to the power system, including innovative services needed in the future system with high RES.

As described in previous blog and visualized in the picture below, in the work package Coordination of flexibilities connected to distribution (WP6),…read more