USEF Flexibility Trading Protocol Specification
This January we have launched the first version of the USEF Flexibility Trading Protocol (UFTP) specification. UFTP is a new and simplified version of USEF specifications especially focusing on the DSO-Aggregator interface, which can be used for flexibility trading between aggregator and DSO for congestion management and/or grid capacity management. Besides the simplification and clean-up of all messages we have added new features, including support for long-term contracts, better signaling of available network capacity to schedule rebound, mutual exclusive offerings, partial activation and a possibility for alternative baselines. Besides the specification document all message formats are published on GITHUB. You can find the direct link here to the specifications document and the .XSD file repository.