Gezonde energietransitie (civilized energy transition)

On March 15th Bert den Ouden on behalf of FAN was a keynote speaker on Dutch Power’s event ‘Gezonde energietransitie’. More information on the event click here.
Here can download FAN’s presentation

Enexis Groep joined FAN

We are proud to announce that Enexis Groep, one of the 3 largest Dutch DGO’s, has joined the Flexiblepower Alliance Network (FAN).

Flexiblepower Alliance Network – a foundation established in 2013 – is promoting open and standardized solutions for energy flexibility as an essential element in accelerating the energy transition.

Enexis has been developing important pilot projects whereby consumers can follow and react to hourly energy prices, thereby influencing their energy demand. With Enexis a strong partner experienced in embedding energy flexibility from test pilots to permanent sustainable energy solutions joins FAN.

Here you can download the press release in Dutch

First FLEXCON conference huge success

On 20/21 November 2017, we hosted the first FLEXCON conference.

FLEXCON 2017 is the first European conference purely dedicated to Energy Flexibility! Topics included both flexibility policies and practical implementations. Many international delegates, speakers and sponsors got together in Amsterdam, in a sold-out event.

The participants came from all over the world and included important global players,  major initiatives for Energy Flexibility interfacing and many new brands. We were also pleased to welcome many promising startups that focus on Energy Flexibility!

Flexiblepower Alliance Network (FAN) thanks all contributing parties and delegates for participating in this inspiring event! If you want to keep up to date on FAN news and activities, sign up to our newsletter.

You can find all available presentations, interviews and movies here

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
Download the presentation

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.

Focus on an independent ‘open’ protocol (EFI)

Let us inform you about our ambitions for the near future. Please download our latest presentation (september 2016).

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Sharing our vision on Energy Market 2050 (Dutch)

The Netherlands is facing a huge challenge: in the next 35 years, the country must radically reduce its CO2 emissions and start using more renewable energy sources.  The government is working with dozens of organisations to achieve this goal. Citizens and companies across the country are invited and challenged to share their vision on the development of the Energy Market in 2050 via “the Energy Debate”. We like to share our vision: Energy dialogue – Input by the Flexiblepower Alliance Network (Dutch)Energy dialogue

Article in Dutch

More information about the Energy Debate see: http://mijnenergie2050.nl

Heat pumps to flexibilize the energy grid

Heat pump in combination with the PowerMatcherTM used by grid operator Stedin to flexibilize the energy grid. An article in Energeia, a Dutch digital information and service platform for the energy industry.

The value of the PowerMatcherTM proved itself with project Couperus in Ypenburg (near The Hague). By using the PowerMatcherTM as an operating system, the heat pumps of almost 3oo household of the Couperus building could be used to create energy grid flexibility. The main project objective was peak shaving, partly shift the peaks to other moments of the daytime. Heat pumps, combined with their buffer capacity turned out to be very useful.
The PowerMatcherTM is available as Open Source software.

Download here the complete article (Dutch). You can also download the factsheet (English), published by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

 

Powermatcher in action

Powermatcher explained by Alexander Krstulovic and the demo Minimatcher at the European Ulitity Week

(Vienna, 2015).