Project partners and exceptional guest speakers from all across Europe took an audience of around 40 participants at Enlit in Paris for a deep dive into the project results of FEVER and on how to apply FEVER solutions in the future.
The event started with a keynote on the topic "The Role of Digitalization in Advancing Energy Flexibility” by Mark McGranaghan, EPRI Fellow. He emphasized that digitalization is the key to grid modernization and flexibility in order to making energy more clean, affordable and reliable.
To set the scene for the following sessions, FEVER Project Coordinator Isidoros Kokos, Intracom Telecom, presented the FEVER project and laid the groundwork for the following sessions.
His input was followed by several pitches, that presented FEVER solutions for different target groups. The pitches were directed towards Distribution System Operators (DSOs), Flexibility Providers, Aggregators, Energy Communities and Market Operators. Afterwards the FEVER trial sites had the opportunity to present themselves to the audience. The Cyprus, Spanish and German trial site gave interesting insights into the work that has been done during the project phase. The biggest challenges and lessons learnt during the project were then discussed in a panel with FEVER consortium members in the first part of the conference.
After the coffee break, Carlos Ayon Mac Gregor from B.A.U.M. Consult opened the second part of the conference with a keynote on the FlexCommunity, a knowledge sharing platform that was developed together with two FEVER sister projects.
It was followed by a second keynote from Torben Bach Pedersen, Aalborg University and co-founder of FlexShape, on "The first FlexOffer Specification – Towards an Open Standard for Energy Flexibility”.
The last panel, moderated by Rita Dornmair and Charlotte Budde, B.A.U.M. Consult, focused on common challenges, barriers and trends for applying FEVER(-like) results. Part of this discussion were FEVER project coordinator Isidoros Kokos, FEVER solution developer Torben Bach Pedersen, keynote speaker Mark McGranaghan, Selene Liverani from E.DSO, and Sotiris Athanasoulias, representative of the Gecko project.