EUniversal project organized its 1st workshop with emphasis on the project results and achievements so far and with the discussion and exchange of ideas with other projects representatives.
The work session took place online on the 6th of July and was deeply disseminated within partners and relevant stakeholders, namely, related BRIDGE projects and International Advisory Board Members, achieving 131 registrations.
The workshop which was successfully organized by E-REDES, INESC, VITO, COMILLAS, E.DSO, and MITNETZ has gathered fruitfully insights from relevant stakeholders.
Luís Vale Cunha (E-REDES) opened the EUniversal Workshop 2021 welcoming all the participants, followed by the project coordinator – Pedro Marques (E-REDES) that presented an overview of the project and the breakout sessions alongside with the other moderators, Clara Gouveia (INESC) and Kris Kessels (VITO).
Afterwards, the session was divided in 3 different breakout sessions and participants were invited to join the work session of their choice.
BS1. Flexibility in distribution networks: DSO perspective
This breakout session was focused on the DSO approach and tools foreseen for enabling the use market-based flexibility services. The most relevant needs, barriers, procedures and required tools for integration of flexibility as an effective grid support asset were discussed.
This session was organized and moderated by INESC (Clara Gouveia; José Villar) and MITNEZ (Maik Staudt).
BS2. DSO Interfaces for enabling market-based flexibility
This breakout session addressed the data interchange between DSO, TSO, Maker platforms and aggregators, namely open generic interface vs mediation platform paradigm, and to what extent the need of a flexibility register and secure transactions may influence the future best option.
This session was organized and moderated by E-REDES (Pedro Marques) and E.DSO (Catarina Augusto).
BS3. Local market and flexibility product design
This breakout session discussed several topics on the market-based procurement of flexibility to cover (future) DSO needs and the related challenges, which should be considered when designing these markets and solutions.
This session was organized and moderated by VITO (Kris Kessels; Janka Vanschoenwinkel) and COMILLAS (José Pablo Chaves).
In the end, and after very interesting discussions and interaction during the sessions, the main conclusions were shared with all the audience.