Interreg, June 5th 2019, Almere, NL

On June 5th in Almere, FAN contributed to the Clean Energy, Clean Mobility conference hosted by Interreg EV Energy.

FAN’s Bert den Ouden showed how relevant Flexible Energy already is, and stressed the importance of keeping the customer in control.

In the Energy Management Systems workshop, FAN’s Adriaan van Eck stressed the value of a central energy manager to represent the end-users energy and comfort preferences, even when one controls a charging station or EV directly via an aggregator or grid company.

It was great to join Nissan EV, the EC, Greater London Authority, experts from Oslo and Barcelona, Qirion, Schiphol Airport, Johan Cruijff ArenA, and many more.

You can find Bert den Ouden’s FAN presentation here.

You can find a full summary of the event, and download all the presentations.


We are delighted to announce a new FAN member: TenneT TSO.

Frank Wiersma, Electricity Market Developer at TenneT: With the growth of variability in renewable generation, and the goal to reduce CO2 emission of the electricity system, substantial new flexibility potential will have to be unlocked and developed. We therefore support FAN’s mission to enable flexibility as a key building block of a more efficient energy system, for both system balancing by TenneT and the wider electricity market.

We look forward to work with TenneT on an affordable, reliable and sustainable energysystem.

WattsLocal: A great afternoon on Local Energy Communities.

On March 14th 2019, FAN and Stedin DSO hosted WattsLocal, an afternoon on Local Energy Communities. The main topic was how communities can contribute to an open and flexible energy system.

We have had inspiring talks and workshops with innovators and energy-experts, on best practises, open standards, transactive energy, and on how to build communities. You can donwload the presentation here



Enshared has joined the Flexiblepower Alliance Network (FAN)

We are proud to announce Enshared has joined the Flexiblepower Alliance Network (FAN).

EnShared Development focuses on implementing sustainable energy solutions for individual consumers, homeowner associations, housing associations, and SME businesses.

EnShared offers services that cover the entire value chain from consulting to design and implementation to maintenance. Their goal is to create an energy service platform and energy system integrator. EnShared Development provides the best possible solution to help clients reach their sustainability goals by applying the latest in cutting edge technologies.

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