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Basic Information

Prof. Antonello Monti, Ph.D.
Prof. Dr. Dirk Müller
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.01.2017 to 31.12.2019
EU contribution:
17.009.413,04 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731289.  


Interactions between automated energy systems and Flexibilities brought by energy market players


Five DSOs (CEZ distribuce, ERDF, EON, Enexis, Avacon) associated with power system manufacturers, electricity retailers and power system experts, propose a set of six demonstrations for 12 to 24 months. Within three years, they aim at validating the enabling role of DSOs in calling for flexibility sources according to local, time-varying merit orders. Demonstrations are designed to run 18 separate use cases involving one or several of the levers increasing the local energy system flexibility: energy storage technologies (electricity, heat, cold), demand response schemes with two coupling of networks (electricity and gas, electricity and heat/cold), the integration of grid users owning electric vehicles, and the further automation of grid operations including contributions of micro-grids.


  • Enedis, France (Coordinator)
  • Avacon AG, Germany
  • ČEZ Distribuce AS, Czechia
  • E.ON Sverige AB, Sweden
  • Enexis Netbeheer B.V., Netherlands
  • GrDF SA, France
  • ČEZ Solární s.r.o., Czechia
  • Electricité de France, France
  • ENGIE, France
  • Fronius International GmbH, Germany
  • Grid Solutions SAS, France
  • Schneider Electric CZ, s.r.o., Czechia
  • Siemens s.r.o., Czechia
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
  • Stichting ElaadNL, Netherlands
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek, Netherlands
  • Accenture SAS, France
  • Trialog, France
  • SOCOMEC, France