The EUniversal project, funded by the European Union, aims to develop a universal approach on the use of flexibility by Distribution System Operators (DSO) and their interaction with the new flexibility markets, enabled through the development of the concept of the Universal Market Enabling Interface (UMEI) – a unique approach to foster interoperability across Europe.
The UMEI represents an innovative, agnostic, adaptable, modular and evolutionary approach that will be the basis for the development of new innovative services, market solutions and, above all, implementing the real mechanisms for active consumer, prosumer, and energy community’s participation in the energy transition.
The specification of UMEI and of flexibility services will support future system operation standards towards the implementation of flexibility markets.
These best practices are expected to be replicated across Europe towards a citizen-centric energy system.
Project start: february 2020 Project closure: july 2023 Project Budget: 9.774.227,5€