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FlAixEnergy: the digital regional electricity market

FlAixEnergy: the digital regional electricity market

Renewable energy expansion poses a challenge to the distribution and transmission grids. They need to respond to natural fluctuations in a flexible way and still guarantee security of supply, even when the sun is not shining or the wind blowing. The electricity often has to be transported over long distances as well – a process which leads to around six per cent of the energy being lost. As part of the project FlAixEnergy, scientists from Flexible Elektrische Netze GmbH, in collaboration with industrial and research partners, have developed a cloud-based platform that allows power to be consumed where it is produced. The project is being piloted in the model region Aachen. [more]