• Deliverables

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    WP5 – Open Demand Response Optimization Framework and Tools for Aggregators

    All published deliverables of WP5

    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    D8.10 – FLEXCoop Standardization Punch-list

    FLEXCoop will set -up a high level list of requirements to enable integrated demand response solutions (Due: March 2020).

  • Resources

    Complementary material on the FLEXCoop project

  • FLEXCoop presentation

    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).

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