GOFLEX project kicked-off in November 2016, and it’s now in the process of specifying in detail how the various smart-grid technologies work together and how they will be deployed at the demonstration sites. Now, let’s talk about the impacts that it would make:

Replicability

If the model of the harmonized market is adopted, and each technology solution is deployed in at least two cases, one should expect that the replicable solutions will be achieved.

Socio-economics

In a bid to enable consumers become an active part of the energy market, GOFLEX delivers its unique technology. The patterns of consumption and generation of the final consumers thus becomes aligned with the prices of the wholesale energy and this means it is cost effective.

Environment

GOFLEX will generate positive impacts which will be geared towards the reduction of green-house emissions and this would be carried out by delivering technologies that give room for the ingestion of a higher share of renewable energies which will be passed in the grid and the electrification of transport.

Market   Transformation

GOFLEX has a perfect design for the distribution system operators which is the main target for the services and solutions it offers. These designs are for distribution system operators (real-time trading of  load  flexibility  and  improved  observability  of energy  demand,  generation  and  flexibility  at  a localized  level),  aggregators  (load  flexibility  to compose  the  desired  portfolio  of  grid-service offerings), and also in the emerging energy market, the empowerment of consumers.

Policy

Policy recommendations can be greatly influenced and there can be a good contribution towards it by its demonstration activities. At this juncture, the solution GOFLEX aims at is that it would provide evidence that flexibility solutions which are based on demand-response are capable of competing with other  means  to  enlarge  the  capacity  of  grids, avoid  the congestion of grids and also to ensure that there is a balance between supplying and demand.