edgeFLEX - Managing Future Grids with the Virtual Power Plants Concept
Providing flexibility to the grid by enabling VPPs to offer both fast and slow dynamics control services
The EU research project edgeFLEX aims at further develop the concept of "virtual power plants" to manage a wider range of generation and storage assets. B.A.U.M. accompanies the development and fosters the project communication and dissemination of the research results.
In the context of an increased share of renewable energy in the energy mix, causing the energy market to change, edgeFLEX aims at further develop 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.
- Stakeholder participation with target group-specific event formats
- Business model development and stakeholder analysis for project solutions
- Communication strategy for project work and results