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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.