FAN General Assembly adopts new vision document:

portability for energy customers regarding their flexibility and demand response
The General assembly, 11 October 2016, adopted a document describing the flexibility roles of parties in the value chain of energy services.
One of the key messages is easy switching of customers with demand response between service providers (no lock-in). Flexibility (e.g. steerable heat pumps, cooling, car charging, PV panels) should be independent and fully portable for customers, whatever energy suppliers or aggregators they are doing business with. The Energy Flexibility Interface (EFI) provides such an easy switch possibility.

Presentation Richard Beekhuis (TNO) “Combined Energy” Conference 21 November 2016, Germany

161121_introducing-energy-flexibilityRichard Beekhuis (TNO) presented the FAN vision during the ‘combined Energy” Conference on November, 21st 2016 in Germany (Neuss), organized by the Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia. Some of the topics:
– The standardized Energy Flexibility Interface (EFI) as a tool for smart energy customers
(key message: with EFI customers can easily switch between suppliers or aggregators)
– European CENELEC certification of the EFI interface
– Opportunities for Dutch-German cooperation in smart grids
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FAN has become a member of SEDC (Smart Energy Demand Coalition)

Flexiblepower Alliance is now a member of SEDC (Smart Energy Demand Coalition). The SEDC is the European industry association dedicated to making the demand side a smart and interactive part of the energy value chain. The two organizations share many objectives, such as the optimal use of local demand response.
Right after becoming a member, Bert den Ouden (General Director, FAN) participated in the recent SEDC symposium and subsequent General Assembly in Brussels, 20/21 October 2016.