Blockchain in the energy sector – three takeaways from the EUW2017

At the European Utility Week 2017 and the side event EMART2017 blockchain was among the most discussed topics. For us, three events at the EUW2017 & EMART 2017 were especially remarkable: enerchains first live-trade of electricity and gas, the launch of the test network of the Energy Web Foundation & Grid Singularity as well as the initiate! Startup Award for electron. In this post we discuss the steps taken at the EUW17 by these projects. 

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Regional Flexibility Markets in Germany - Quota vs. Market Models

Regional flexibility markets are widely discuss to tackle three issues: First, distributed generators and consumption should be able to provide flexibility to network operators. Second, other market parties should get access to flexibility as well to develop new market products and thereby increase the value of distributed generation and reduce the costs of the energy transition. Third, DSOs and TSOs should coordinate their balancing activities. In this post we introduce the current discussion in Germany how to organize regional flexibility provision.

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Regional Flexibility Markets – A European view on the TSO-DSO interface

Decentralization is one important aspect of the energy transition. Decentralization drives the need for more coordination between TSO and DSO to secure grid stability. Regional flexibility markets might be one solution to establish efficient coordination between the network operators, the network users and market parties. We discuss in this post 5 concepts that are discussed right now in Europe. 

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