Energiekoplopers - Smart energy use decreases power outages.

Unlocking flexibility from local power consumers

A USEF-based smart energy system connects 200 households in Heerhugowaard and predicts the daily electricity use and production. The system automatically controls smart appliances, such as solar panels, heat pumps and electric boilers and thus enables flexible electricity consumption. An aggregator trades the resulting flexibility.

Key conclusions: The flexibility market works

The flexibility market design works well in and creates value for all parties involved. Households want to contribute, as long as no extra effort is involved. By connecting smart devices to a smart energy system, the peaks in the electricity grid are reduced, leading to fewer outages. USEF’s integrated approach manages the synergies and sometimes
conflicting interests of BRP and DSO.

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