FLEXGRID will develop advanced mathematical models and algorithms for network-aware market clearing (i.e. clear the market taking into consideration dynamic grid constraints) and market-aware network management (i.e. exploiting available flexibility from energy service providers and aggregators to deal with grid problems such as frequency/voltage control and local congestion management). A novel distribution-level flexibility market (DLFM) concept is introduced as well as ways to integrate these markets in the future EU regulatory framework.

FlexiGrid (864048)

FlexiGrid demonstrates cutting-edge technologies and innovative flexible markets enabled by advanced cross-platforms for local energy exchanges and providing flexibility to distribution system operators in order to ensure secure, stable and affordable operations of electrical distribution grids for de-carbonising energy systems with high shares of renewables (up to and above 100%). By leveraging digital, smart grid technologies, IoT, blockchain, FlexiGrid provides a transparent data management platform by broadcasting real-time information on the conditions of the network to optimize the observability of the grid and market functioning.

FLEXIGRID (864579)

FLEXIGRID improves the distribution grid operation making it more flexible, reliable and cost-efficient through the development of 8 solutions interoperable with the IT systems used by the energy stakeholders.


FLEXITRANSTORE (An Integrated Platform for Increased FLEXIbility in smart TRANSmission grids with STORage Entities and large penetration of Renewable Energy Sources) aims to contribute to the evolution towards a pan-European transmission network with high flexibility and high interconnection levels. This will facilitate the transformation of the current energy production mix by hosting an increasing share of renewable energy sources. Novel smart grid technologies, control and storage methods and new market approaches will be developed, installed, demonstrated and tested introducing flexibility to the European power system.


The FLEXMETER project focus is the development and demonstration of a flexible smart metering architecture, based on cheap and already available components, that can be implemented in a plug and play way, combining metering of different services (electricity, water, gas, district heating), providing advanced services to the users, to the DSOs and to the other utilities, and enhancing the possibilities of the retail market.
In the FLEXMETER project two pilot applications in two different countries (Italy and Sweden), on real distribution systems, with the involvement of the local DSOs and volunteer prosumers will be demonstrated.The results on the demonstrators will then be scaled up to the size of the cities in order to evaluate the advantages on a real scale.


FlexPlan aims at establishing a new grid planning methodology considering the opportunity to introduce new storage and flexibility resources in electricity transmission and distribution grids as an alternative to building new grid elements. It creates a new innovative grid planning tool whose ambition is to go beyond the state of the art of planning methodologies and uses it to analyse six regional cases covering nearly the whole European continent, aimed at casting a view on grid planning in Europe till 2050. In this way, the FlexPlan project tries to answer the question of which role flexibility could play and how its usage can contribute to reduce planning investments yet maintaining (at least) the current system security levels. The project ends up by formulating guidelines for regulators and for the planning offices of TSOs and DSOs.