A flexibility market design

USEF delivers a flexibility market design for the trading and commoditisation of energy flexibility and the architecture, tools and rules to make it work effectively. It fits on top of most market models and has been adopted across Europe to accelerate and future-proof smart energy projects.

Role functions & Interactions

Role specifications, interactions and use cases are provided for the DSO, BRP and Aggregator. These describe individual responsibilities and basic service provision requirements. The corresponding contractual arrangements and agreements required to facilitate interaction between roles are also addressed.

A market-based coordination mechanism

The coordination mechanism ensures the entire system is optimised to maximise the value of flexibility. It makes it available where it will have the greatest impact in the system, while rewarding those that provide it.

Reference implementation

The reference implementation delivered a common standard for USEF-compliant systems to ensure interoperability. Easily extendable, it also included role-related source code to save development time in USEF implementations. It is not longer available.

Privacy & security

Privacy & security are defined to balance consumer confidence with security of supply. USEF complies with the European General Data Protection Regulation up to June 2021.