Introducing variable DG will increase the need for flexibility in the grid and development of a flexible energy system is crucial to realise energy and climate targets and to ensure security of supply in Norway and Europe. To obtain this, flexibility on the distribution level such as battery banks, generation units and dispatchable loads are crucial.

The value of the flexible resource depends on the market options including network tariffs. Adding to the complexity is the fact that flexible resources can also be located and/or needed in relative weak grids not initially designed for bi-directional and fast changing power flows. Market solutions that address local congestion management are therefore crucial.

CINELDI aims to develop methods and models for cost effective integration of flexible resources in smart distribution grids, and to develop concepts and solutions for utilizing flexible resources in different market products and ancillary services. To achieve this, different technologies and marked options needs to be tested and verified in real environments.

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