Challenge and objective

  • Flexible resources can support and/or avoid contingency situations in transmission and distribution grids, as an alternative to conventional grid extension procedures, e.g. not limited to the installation of new lines or substations.
  • The FlexPlan project seeks to develop a software tool to size, locate and estimate the performance of flexibility resources to support this, and elaborate future scenarios of generation and demand.

Work performed

  • Survey of ancillary services (characteristics, evolution and regional specifics at EU level), with main focus on the characterization of congestion management support services, as reference to grid planning.
  • Evaluate services where storage and demand response can provide flexibility to the system.

Significant results

  • Overview of service provision requirements defining operational strategy of flexibility resources, together with their technical and economic characterization.

Impact for distribution system innovation

  • Assessment of flexibility resources from operational strategy perspective helps to define size, location, cost and performance of the flexibility resources, to be further used in system optimization.
FlexPlan EU project Regional Cases (RC)
FlexPlan EU project Regional Cases (RC)

Hanne Sæle

WP3 Lead
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Hanne Sæle
WP3 Lead


Reference in CINELDI