Optimised use and marketing of industrial energy flexibility
Berlin, 12 August 2015 – PSI has been awarded the contract for a research project for the optimised inclusion of “smart industrial customers” in an energy platform for the marketing of energy flexibilities. The research project will be implemented as a prototype in the Aachen region and is being sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The project was commenced on 1 August 2015 and run for three years.
The core element of the platform is a mechanism that assesses the flexibility of the smart industrial customer and therefore allows them to participate on the energy spot market and the balancing energy market. In general, this will establish a preference for local balancing in the distribution network over cross-regional balancing in transmission networks. Along with partners from the scientific and industrial communities, PSI is participating in the research project with its subsidiaries PSI Energy Markets, PSI Metals and PSIPENTA.