EUniversal, an EU funded H2020 project, led by EDP Distribuição, kicked off in Lisbon, on February 10.
The session had the participation of 18 international partners, from 7 different nationalities, including members of distribution system operators (DSO) from Portugal, Germany and Poland, universities, research and consultancy centers, market platforms, aggregators, among others.
With an expected duration of 42 months and a global budget of 9.8 million euros, the project will develop and implement an innovative concept of a Universal and Interoperable Interface to articulate the electrical system’s operating needs with the offers in the flexibility market, clearing the way for the definition of solutions that can be used throughout Europe.
The event took place in Lisbon, at EDP’s headquarters, and was attended by the European Commission’s project manager, representatives of the various partners and some guests.
João Torres, Chairman of the Board of Directors of EDP Distribuição, opened the session by welcoming the participants and enhancing the importance of this kind of initiative which answers the energy transition challenges in strengthening the role of the DSO, market agents and, mainly, consumers, who are the central element in the adoption of sustainable behaviours and in the provision of flexibility associated with their resources.