We envision VPPs and energy communities to be enabled to play an active role in supporting grid management and system stability by using edgeFLEX solutions with edge computing and 5G communication technology to provide their flexibility.

edgeFLEX aims at further developing the concept of Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) to manage a wider range of generation and storage assets in a new way. By offering a set of fast and dynamic service-to-grid operations, the emergence of a new market for ancillary services will be enabled. The ten project partners propose a new architecture of VPPs with communications, supported by 5G, corresponding to multiple layers of dynamics, paving the way for a fully renewable energy system. With the expansion of the VPP concept to the idea of local energy communities, technical solutions are linked to societal expectations.
Key Exploitable Results
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Project partners
Alpiq Digital
B.A.U.M. Consult
Centrul Roman al Energiei (Romanian Energy Centre)
INEA (informatizacija energetika avtomatizacija)
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
University College Dublin
Università di Bologna
Waterford Institute of Technology

Funded by: European Union

Overall Budget: 4 999 748

Project duration: 4/2020 - 5/2023

Scope: EU-H2020

Microfocus: Controlling flexibilities
Evaluation of technical solutions to offer and trigger flexibilities

Macrofocus: Technical realization
Evaluation of technologies to orchestrate a (high) number of flexibilities by using e.g. software services

Degree of Prosumer & consumer involvement: Medium
Evaluation of their needs and expectations as flexibility providers as main part of the project

Technical Readiness Level (TRL):


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