REnnovates uses the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) to deploy flexibility in order to avoid grid issues on a district level. The test phase (December 2016) for the implementation of USEF turned out to be successful.

How does it work?

Our test-configuration is (now) able to collect prognosis data from the households and combine these into a forecast per congestion point which we call D-prognosis. This D-prognosis is sent to the DSO. In case flexibility is needed by the DSO, it sends a flexibility request, which will be answered with a flexibility offer. This offer in turn is ordered by the DSO using a flexibility order, resulting in a new D-prognosis. In this new D-prognosis, the ordered flexibility is used to avoid congestion. The test shows a successful communication between Stedin, Enervalis and VITO, the involved parties.

VITO: calculating D-prognoses

Enervalis: providing the information needed for these D-prognoses

Stedin: calculating the flexibility needed to avoid congestion