The Aggregator Workstream publishes its results
Aggregator Workstream, consisting of an international team of experts from organisations throughout the energy value chain, have today presented the outcome of their work in an extra-long session at the EUW Summit. What are the challenges involved in implementing demand-response? Focusing on the Commercial and Industrial segment, the Workstream describes an effective approach for designing energy flexibility markets and publishes a series of possible models for implementing the aggregator function within different markets. These models offer the freedom to optimize implementation for the individual conditions of a specific market, while providing the basic alignment needed for harmonization. Click here for the full report.
The need for greater flexibility to balance demand and response in our power systems is now widely accepted. As is the need for flexibility aggregators – new players in the energy value chain who can enable feasible flexibility trading for effective demand-side response. In general terms, aggregators bundle together the small packets of flexibility offered by prosumers into volumes that are useful for balancing the grid. But exactly how should they do that? And how should the flexibility market in general operate? Read more in the article: ENERGY FLEXIBILITY: THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL.