ReFlex Guidebook

The ReFlex Guidebook for the replication of use-cases tackling the flexibility challenge in smart energy systems is based on the ReFlex project, which aimed to develop a replicability guideline for the deployment of technologically feasible, market-based and user-friendly solutions for smart grids with a high level of flexibility. The focus was put on grids with an expectedly high level of renewable energy production which is effectively and efficiently used locally through mixes of measures from voltage regulation, demand response, energy management and storage. in eight demo sites in Austria (AT), Germany (DE), Sweden (SE) and Switzerland (CH). Four of them – Salzburg-Köstendorf (AT), Island of Gotland (SE) and Malmö-Hyllie (SE), Lausanne-Rolle (CH) – involved demo sites situated in larger areas with a distribution system operator (DSO) as the main project partner. The other four of them – Biel-Benken (CH), Güssing (AT), Hartberg (AT) and Wüstenrot (DE) – are situated in smaller areas with less than 15,000 inhabitants involving private and public owned energy utilities, which did not have to unbundle grid operation from energy supply.

WG9 presentation at the Austrian Technology Platform on Smart Grids

On 09.10.2023 the autumn meeting of the Technology Platform Smart Grid Austria took place in Vienna with the members and hosts of Austrian Power Grid AG and Beckhoff Automation. The meeting focused on artificial intelligence and cyber security in the power grid and smart grid. As part of the presentation of ISGAN activities by Helfried Brunner, Sarah Fanta presented content and results from Working Group 9.

Flexibility for Resilience – policy message

Power system infrastructure is becoming more digitally connected to ensure safer, more efficient, and decarbonized future. The challenge is that this infrastructure is becoming increasingly vulnerable the more connected it becomes. As geopolitical tensions and security of energy supply shape power system this decade, energy professionals are ready to offer different solutions to keep the lights on towards a reliable and resilient future.