Exciting news! EU-SysFlex project has been covered in a news article by CORDIS and is now available to read in six languages


Transforming the EU power grid to realise climate goals

An EU initiative will lay the foundations of a more flexible and efficient system to facilitate the smooth integration of large amounts of renewable energy into the electricity network.

With the EU’s commitment to obtain at least 32 % of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, the supply of electricity is becoming more variable, creating various challenges for the power system. In 2017, the share of renewable energy in the EU’s gross final energy consumption reached 17.52 %, approaching its target of 20 % for 2020.

In fact, the past few years have seen a continuous rise in the overall share of renewable energy sources (RESs) and in the sectoral shares of renewable energy sources for electricity (RES-E), heating and cooling, and, to a lesser extent, transport. The integration of ever-increasing levels of RESs requires new types of system and flexibility services. The EU-funded EU-SysFlex project aims to achieve exactly that. It’s seeking the right blend of such services to provide a secure and resilient transmission system operation.

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