All public deliverables from the FLEXCoop project are available here
WP2 – Stakeholders Requirements, Business Model and Architecture Design Deliverables
All published deliverables of WP2
D2.1 – End-users and Business Requirements
This report highlights the initial business scenarios envisaged for FLEXCoop together with our residential users requirement and cooperatives requirements, both based on surveys. This report reveals that the acceptance level to grant home devices’ management to cooperatives is 83% in Spain and 60% in the Netherlands. Many would not be willing if the managing company was a different one.
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D2.2 – Regulatory, Market, Socio-economic and Ethical Context Analysis in the Pilot Sites and anticipated (short- and mid-term) evolutions
This reports looks into Demand Response regulation at EU, Spain and Netherlands levels and hilghlights the social barriers to explicit Demand Response. This report reveals that regulatory conditions are far from optimal: Pooling loads is only possible for retailers in NL, whereas this simply not possible in Spain. The Clean energy Package should make the situation easier in both countries.
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D2.3 – Analysis of EU-wide Interoperability Standards and Data Models and Harmonization Requirements
This deliverable examines the landscape of relevant Demand Response standards, the most relevant ones are described and referenced. These standards include: general standards among them USEF and open ADR; upstream standards addressing grid operations; downstream standards towards customers facilities controls and Machine-to-machine ontologies
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D2.4 – Emerging Business Models, Associated DR Strategies and Standard Contract Templates - Preliminary Version
This report describes the Smart Grid environment in which FLEXCoop is designed to be implemented and defines, through the use of business canvas, 5 business models which can be made accessible to energy cooperatives: Energy efficiency, comfort and self-generation monitoring (1); Self-consumption optimisation of co-operatives resources (2); Participation into balancing and ancillary services (3); Microgrid-as-a-Service: (4); and Neutral platform for aggregator-prosumer matching (5).
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D2.5 – FLEXCoop PMV Methodology Specifications - Preliminary Version
The objective of this document is to define the Performance Measurement and Verification Methodology (PMV) to be adopted by the FLEXCoop project for verifying consumer response rate to dispatched Demand Response signals.
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D2.6 – FLEXCoop Framework Architecture Including Functional, Technical and Communication Specifications
This deliverable describes in detail the design of the functional components of the FLEXCoop architecture. The interfaces of each component inside the framework as well as to external communication end points are the main focus of this document. This report provides special emphasis on FLEXCoop core components: the middleware which acts as a central communication hub; the Open Smart Box; The Prosumer Visualisation Toolkit; the Open Marketplace and the DER Registry.
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D2.7 – Emerging Business Models, Associated DR Strategies and Standard Contracts Templates – Final Version
Demand-side flexibility (DSF) holds value in different parts of the grid and can support different services. This deliverable presents a list of 5 business models related to DSF. Some are directly linked to DSF: self-consumption; participation into ancillary services and retailer portfolio balancing; others are support services: local flexibility market and flexibility services marketplace. Our two cooperative pilots are being presented as use cases of these enhanced business models.
D2.8 – FLEXCoop PMV Methodology Specifications – Final Version
This short report presents the implementation of our Performance Measurement and Validation (PMV) methodology, through different steps: ex ante analysis; implementation and ex post analysis.
D2.9 – FLEXCoop Framework Architecture including functional, technical and communication Specifications – Final Version
This deliverable is a follow-up of D2.6. It describes in detail the design of the functional components of the FLEXCoop architecture. The interfaces of each component inside the framework as well as to external communication end points are the main focus of this document.
WP3 – Demand Flexibility, Modelling and Forecasting Deliverables
All published deliverables of WP3
D3.1 – Models of DER Devices and associated Forecasting Algorithms
This document presents Distributed Energy Resources (DER) device models along with the relevant processes required to define and formalise their control and response capabilities towards defining their flexibility capacity in demand response programmes. The DER models are divided into: demand, storage and generation.
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D3.5 – Local Demand Manager Specifications and Intra-building Optimization Algorithms
This document describes the algorithmic process at the prosumer’s side for the optimized signalling to the devices during demand response campaigns. This algorithm involves the maintenance of an updated and ranked list of available assets ready for offering their flexibility for the next 24 hours. It also deals with triggering the appropriate devices operations once a DR event is received on the prosumers side, as well as the monitoring process for ensuring that everything goes as expected.
WP 4 – Data Acquisition, Management, and Security
All published deliverables of WP4
D4.3 – FLEXCoop Common Information Model - Preliminary Version
This deliverable provides the preliminary version of the Common Information Model (CIM) of the FLEXCoop project. It explains the process followed to define a common data model of the variables that are going to be communicated between the different subsystems. The CIM itself is submitted along with this document.
D4.4 – FLEXCoop Middleware and Big Data Management Platform - Preliminary Version
The FLEXCoop Middleware component is the central communication and permanent data storage for all the FLEXCoop components. It aims at interconnecting all them and allowing the communication between them. The Middleware is hosted in a dedicated server managed by CIMNE. Python programming language is the software programming framework. The Middleware is formed by the following modules: (1) OpenADR interface, (2) OAuth interface, (3) API-REST interface, and (4) Big Data analytics engine.
D4.6 – FLEXCoop OSB Prototype - Final Version
This report accompanies the delivery of the Open Smart Box (OSB) prototype (final version). The OSB is the FLEXCoop hardware device that enables the realization of human-centric demand response . It is a modular communication and sensing/ control system (integrating a wide range of sensors, such as luminance, occupancy, temperature, humidity, air quality and control interfaces), that is easy to install in a plug and play manner.
D4.7 - FLEXCoop Common Information Model - Final Version
This deliverable provides the final version of the Common Information Model (CIM) of the FLEXCoop project. This document explains the process followed to define a common data model of the variables to be communicated between the different subsystems. It includes the modifications and the changes in the methodology from the previous deliverable. The new version of the CIM itself is submitted along with this document.
D4.8 - FLEXCoop Middleware and Big Data Management Platform - Final Version
The report describes the demonstrator deliverable that provides the final implementation of the FLEXCoop Middleware component. The component consists on a high performance communication Application Programming Interface (API) , to interconnect all the FLEXCoop components in a secure way, an implementation of the standard OpenADR to communicate with the FLEXCoop Open Smart Box and a massive and fault tolerant storage database and big data analytics infrastructure, to store all the required data and perform data analytics processes and models in a fast and parallelized way.
WP5 – Open Demand Response Optimization Framework and Tools for Aggregators
All published deliverables of WP5
D5.6 – FLEXCoop Flexibility Forecasting, Segmentation and Aggregation Module - Final Version
This deliverable supports a demonstrator deliverable. It describes the design and implementation of an analytics platform for the Aggregator. The platform's main focus is to integrate forecasting, segmentation and clustering functions i.e. organizing profiles into clusters presenting similar behaviours.
D5.7 – FLEXCoop Global Demand Manager - Final Version
This report accompanies the related demonstrator, and provides
technical information about the Global Demand Manager (GDM) component. The component is continuously analysing demand/storage flexibility, in combination with Demand Response (DR) received signals and rapidly decide the optimal configuration of
demand - based dynamic Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) to respond in time and provide the required flexibility to the grid.
D5.8 – FLEXCoop DR Settlement and Remuneration Module - Final Version
This report accompanies the “DR Settlement and Remuneration module” demonstrator, and provides technical information
about this software component. The component defines accurate baselines of energy consumption and/or performance of prosumers’ behaviour and normalizes them against varying occupancy patterns, energy usage and climatic conditions.
D5.9 – FLEXCoop Aggregator real-time Monitoring and Control Platform - Final Version
This report supports the demonstrator of the front end of the FLEXCoop components and solutions for aggregators. The platform provides a set of end-user interfaces addressing the analytics, optimization and control dispatch requirements of aggregators.
WP6 – Semantically Enhanced DER Registry and Open Marketplace for Flexibility Sharing
All published deliverables of WP8
D6.3 – FLEXCoop Prosumer Application - Preliminary Version
The Prosumer App provides the dedicated interfaces for enabling monitoring of real-time demand data and supporting their participation in Demand Response campaigns triggered by aggregators. Its main features are : (1) energy monitoring, (2) management of contractual agreements, (3) energy forecasts, (4) notifications of demand response events, (5) smart controls and automation overriding options, along with (6) a rich analytics dashboard for increasing awareness around energy consumption and demand response
D6.5 – FLEXCoop Semantically Enhanced DER Registry - Final Version
This demonstrator deliverable describes the design and implementation of the final version of the FLEXCoop Open and Semantically Enhanced DER Registry. The scope of this deliverable is a backend component which has no user interface by itself, the provided services are used by several other FLEXCoop components like the Aggregator Visualisation Toolkit, the Prosumer Visualisation Toolkit, the Local Demand Manager, Flexibility Forecasting and the Open Marketplace.
D6.6 – FLEXCoop Open Marketplace for flexibility Pooling and Sharing - Final Version
This demonstrator deliverable describes the design and implementation of the final version of the FLEXCoop Open Marketplace. The scope of the deliverable is a backend component with no user interface by itself, the provided services are used by the Aggregator Visualisation Toolkit and the Prosumer Visualisation Toolkit .
D6.7 – FLEXCoop Prosumer Application – Final Version
This report accompanies the final Version of the Prosumer App enabling monitoring of real-time demand data and of Demand Response events triggered by aggregators. It includes: energy monitoring , notifications of demand response event, smart controls and automation, overriding options and contracts management.
D6.8 – FLEXCoop Integrated DR Optimization Framework and Pre-validation results - Final Version
This deliverable concludes the Task related to “Integration of FLEXCoop Components, Preliminary Testing, Parameterization and Pre-Pilot Validation”. This deliverable provides information about the integration process and testing of all the FLEXCoop components.
WP7 – System Validation and Impact Assessment
All published deliverables of WP7
D7.1 – FLEXCoop System Deployment Plan in Pilot Sites
This report details all the necessary equipment to be installed in both FLEXCoop pilot sites (Spain and The Netherlands), as well as the initial deployment roadmap to integrate existing components and systems.
D7.2 – FLEXCoop Evaluation Framework and Respective Validation Scenarios
This report aims at defining evaluation methodology for the FLEXCoop solution taking into account the different use cases to be fulfilled and the different contexts of implementation in the Spanish and Dutch pilots
D7.3 – FLEXCoop Framework deployment at Pilot Sites - Preliminary Version
This report describes the first phase of the FLEXCoop Framework Deployment of all the necessary equipment installed in both FLEXCoop pilot sites (Spain and The Netherlands), as well as to detail the plans for the installation tasks in each pilot site, the equipment description and the system configuration.
D7.5 – FLEXCoop Holistic Performance Evaluation, Impact Assessment and Cost - Benefit Analysis - Preliminary Version
This report introduces the way FLEXCoop's performance will be assessed by the end of the project. The presented performance evaluation focuses on solar power forecasts and flexibility assessment of the FLEXCoop system. The report also includes an economical cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for the 2 demo sites use cases and an economic and environmental CBA.
D7.6 – FLEXCoop Framework deployment at Pilot Sites - Final Version
This report describes the final phase of the FLEXCoop Framework Deployment of all the necessary equipment installed in both FLEXCoop Pilot Sites (Spain and The Netherlands), as well as to detail the plans for the installation tasks in each pilot site, the equipment description and the system configuration.
D7.7 – FLEXCoop Holistic Performance Evaluation, Impact Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis - Final Version
This report presents a performance evaluation and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of the most important aspects of the services developed in the FLEXCoop project. The performance evaluation focuses on solar power forecasts, full-scale experimental tests and flexibility assessment of applying the FLEXCoop system with a simulation model. Forecasts are evaluated with a developed evaluation software, which generates evaluation reports for Photo-Voltaic (PV) systems.
WP8 – Dissemination and Standardisation / Policy Recommandations
All published deliverables of WP8
D8.1 – FLEXCoop Branding, Website and Social Media
A bit of transparency on how we built up our website and our Social media channels.
D8.4 – FLEXCoop Dissemination and Communication Plan - First version
This reports describes our communication and how we put it in place: target audience, dissemination tools and engagement approaches.
D8.6 – FLEXCoop Dissemination and Communication Plan - Second version
This reports is an update of D8.4, including all events and articles where we presents during the 6 first month of the projects
D8.9 – Policy and Market Reform Recommandations - Preliminary Version
This first version of the report provides clarification on Energy Community concepts as introduced by the Clean Energy Package and reviews the regulation on demand-side flexibility activities to relate it with the situation of both pilot sites. It introduces specific questions that will be answered in the final version of the deliverable.
D8.10 – FLEXCoop Standardization Punch-list
This deliverable builds upon the delivery of the FLEXCoop deliverable D2.3 on the “Analysis of EU-wide Interoperability Standards and Data Models and Harmonization Requirements” and identifies the directions to push for standardization based on FLEXCoop. This deliverable delivers a generalized secure functional demand response architecture and provides mappings of the FLEXCoop deliveries to the elements of the generalized architecture.
D8.11 – Policy and Market Reform Recommandations - Final Version
The FLEXCoop project has been a unique forum representing diverse actors to discuss the role of citizens in the energy policy, the role of new technologies to enable the energy transition and the key role of data, including the need for privacy and but also new opportunities digital energy services may open to citizens initiatives. As a result, the policy and market recommendations below address different challenges from the role of citizen organisations (the new “energy communities”) to the opportunity given for new digital services in the different electricity market.
D8.14 – FLEXCoop Standardization Punch-list
Along with identifying and fortifying the findings from D8.10, this deliverable also provides a recapitulation of activities taken towards the standardization push based on FLEXCoop findings. Numerous findings and experiences faced over the course of two years of developing the FLEXCoop project are referred to in this document, which reflects findings of all FLEXCoop partners, in all parts of the FLEXCoop solution.
Complementary material on the FLEXCoop project
A basic intro to the main features of the FLEXCoop solution
Introduction to Demand Response
Part 1: 10 minutes to get the main concept
Introduction to Demand Response
Part 2: 20 minutes to get the difference between Implicit DR and Explicit DR
FLEXCoop enables self-consumption, market purchase optimisation
and balancing of the system
This video 2'40 realised by Fraunhofer FOKUS introduces the 2 use cases experimented by FLEXCoop together with Som Energia in Spain (self-consumption and electricity purchase optimisation) and Energie Samen in the Netherlands (Participation into ancillary services).