01.02.2020 | In February 2020 our new European Research & Innovation project Flexible Energy Production, Demand and Storage-based Virtual Power Plants for Electricity Markets and Resilient DSO Operation - briefly “FEVER” – started.

February 1, 2020:

In a consortium of 17 partners from eight European countries we are working together to accelerate the transformation of the energy system. Our purpose is to prepare the distribution grids for shifting from fossil and nuclear to renewable energy sources. Therefore, FEVER demonstrates and implements solutions that leverage the potential of flexibility in generation, consumption and storage of electricity with an overall budget of almost ten million euros, more than nine million thereof from the European Union.

FEVER’s objective is to promote optimal management of the power grids in an energy system based on renewable sources. An ever-growing share of fluctuating electricity generators, such as wind and solar, makes it more difficult to calculate the loads being fed in. The constantly increasing power demand, boosted by more and more people using electric services like electric vehicles pose an additional challenge. For a secure and resilient energy supply, production and demand need to be harmonized. FEVER meets these challenges by fine-tuning orchestration of flexibilities in generation, storage and consumption. The solutions and services are implemented and tested in three European pilots under realistic conditions in Cyprus, Germany and Spain and accompanied by a laboratory simulation in Greece.

FEVER is part of Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme. The project works under the topic "Flexibility and retail market options for the distribution grid” within the Horizon 2020 Work Programme "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy”. It runs roughly three and a half years until summer 2023. The 17 consortium partners are from Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Slovenia and Spain.