The FutureFlow (Designing eTrading Solutions for Electricity Balancing and Redispatching in Europe) project has defined the theoretical background and simulated the FutureFlow Target Model for aFRR cross-border balancing services, in line with the Electricity Balancing Guideline.
Within the project, the three level IT architecture has been developed connecting the Flexibility aggregation Platform with the Regional cross-border balancing Platform and TSOs environment. The complete IT architecture enables real-time field pilot tests with DR & DGs in Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Romania. Over 100 DR & DG units with overall reserve power of cca. 50 MW were tested their capability of providing the most complex balancing services (mFRR and aFRR), first within the local TSO environment and afterwards in the cross-border real-time tests. The Common Activation Function embedded into the Regional cross-border balancing Platform enables activation of DR & DGs according to the Merit Order List.
The field pilot tests with real energy customers and distributed generation owners will show which technologies are suitable for providing flexible balancing services to the TSOs. Moreover, the DR & DG recruitment process and their participation in the tests answered and clarified many important issues essential for the future expansion, growth and scalability of flexibility services.
The Power Flow Coloring (PFC) method that has been developed within FutureFlow project is also an essential output of the project. We are proud that the PFC method is one of the two proposed redispatching cost sharing methods in two EU Capacity Calculation Regions.
APG, MAVIR, Transelectrica, EIMV, EKC, Elektro Energija, GEN-I, SAP, Cybergrid, GTO, 3E