Unlocking residential Energy Flexibility on a large scale through a newly standardized interface

Mente J. Konsman, Wilco E. Wijbrandi, George B. Huitema

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

    5 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    Energy Flexibility is the ability of smart devices to deviate from their normal energy producing or consuming behaviour, while still fulfilling their intended purpose, with the goal of contributing to the operation of the energy system. Energy Flexibility has the potential to counteract the mismatch between production and consumption of energy as well as solving congestion problems in the grid therefore increasing the resilience of the energy system. There are many systems for utilizing and coordinating Energy Flexibility, varying in complexity, used incentives and technology. In this article, the Energy Flexibility Interface (EFI) is proposed. This interface, positioned between device and Energy Flexibility utilization system, provides a generic language for Energy Flexibility. The interface allows any device providing Energy Flexibility to work with any Energy Flexibility utilization system. Hence, Energy Flexibility can be utilized on a large scale while reducing implementation efforts and creating a level playing field for both devices and Energy Flexibility utilization systems. EFI is demonstrated in a dozen pilot projects and forms the basis of a European prestandard.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2020
    PublisherIEEE Xplore
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-3103-0
    ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-3104-7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb-2020
    Event2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2020 - Washington, United States
    Duration: 17-Feb-202020-Feb-2020

    Publication series

    NameInnovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)
    PublisherIEEE Xplore
    ISSN (Print)2472-8152
    ISSN (Electronic)2472-8152

    Conference

    Conference2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2020
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWashington
    Period17/02/202020/02/2020

    Keywords

    • Demand Response
    • Energy Flexibility
    • Interoperability
    • Standardization

    Cite this