X-FLEX project proposes, a set of efficient, cost-effective, integrated solutions, that will facilitate the optimum combination of decentralised flexibility assets, both on the generation (DER) side and on the demand side (power-to-heat/cold/gas, batteries, demand response), enabling all parties, including final prosumers, to offer their flexibility in the market creating benefits to all the actors in the smart grid value chain. X-FLEX is unique in its multi-technology, multi-actor approach which, in an increasingly RES-powered grid, will ensure security, resilience and stability for all, even under grid-stressing scenarios such as extreme climate events.
X-FLEX aims to develop 4 complementary products that offer services to all the energy stakeholders, from network operators (TSO/DSO, microgrid operators) to final consumers/prosumers and flexibility providers, including other intermediate players, such as retailers and aggregators. These 4 products are:
- SERVIFLEX tool (Integrated flexibility management tool): It is the tool for flexibility managers to take advantage of the value of energy storage along with other demand flexibility resources towards the establishment of a holistic framework for flexibility extraction, profiling, forecasting, classification, clustering and management to serve different market and grid needs.
- GRIDFLEX tool (Advanced tool for automatic control and observability): It is the tool for grid and microgrid operators in order to prevent congestion (voltage and current issues) and power quality problems with the increasing share of intermittent RES, giving special attention to the potential grid problems due extreme climate events.
- MARKETFLEX tool (Market platform and new market mechanisms): This tool enables final consumers and prosumers (generation, DR, flexibility providers) to access the market through an aggregator or through a Balancing Responsible Party (BSP) to participate on different markets: wholesale market, local energy market or ancillary services market for TSO or DSO.
- X-FLEX platform (Flexible and scalable integrated platform): This platform integrates all the X-FLEX solutions in order to provide services for all the energy actors and ensure more secure, stable and clean energy supply.
These solutions will be tested in real conditions in pilot sites.