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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.

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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.