Deliverable 2.1 Grid flexibility services definition

Starting from the identification of the DSO needs in different time frames, from long-term planning to real time operation, Deliverable 2.1 identifies the specification of the flexibility services to satisfy these needs.

April 2021
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The EUniversal Project aims at enabling the transformation of the energy system into a new multienergy and multi-consumer concept guaranteeing a sustainable, secure and stable electricity supply by bringing forward a universal, adaptable and modular approach through a Universal Market Enabling Interface (UMEI) to interlink active system management with electricity markets and the provision of flexibility services.

Within the EUniversal’s work plan, Work Package 2 (WP2) aims to specify and develop a fully interoperable, adaptive, evolutive, technology neutral and replicable Distribution System Operator (DSO) interface for flexibility services providers, enabling the standard provision of flexibility and the uptake of existing and new market solutions.

As a first step to achieve the WP2 objectives, it is of utmost importance to define the specifications of the flexibility services to be procured by DSOs.

Starting from the identification of the DSO needs in different time frames, from long-term planning to real time operation, Deliverable 2.1 defines the specifications of the services that would satisfy these needs.

This specification was performed considering that the provision of these services should be market-based when possible, under transparent, non-discriminatory and technology agnostic procurement mechanisms in order to find the most cost-effective solution for each service need.

The work on Task 2.1 started from the analysis made in Deliverable 1.2, which provides a first identification of DSO needs and services and flexibility and TSO-DSO coordination mechanisms, based on the most relevant European projects and initiatives.

Among other uses, this deliverable, namely the identification of the DSO needs and the specification of the flexibility services to satisfy these needs, will support the definition of the set of business use cases to be designed in Deliverable 2.2 and will also feed Deliverable 3.2 that will match the flexibility solutions with the DSO needs.

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