Project description

The ReFlex project aimed to develop a rep- licability guideline for the deployment of technologically feasible, market-based and user-friendly solutions for smart grids with a high level of flexibility. The focus was put on grids with an expectedly high level of renew- able energy production which is effectively and efficiently used locally through mixes of measures from voltage regulation, demand response, energy management and storage.

ReFlex is based on evolving smart grid pilots in eight demo sites in Austria (AT), Germany (DE), Sweden (SE) and Switzerland (CH).

To extract as much practical knowledge for this ReFlex Guidebook, the project provided a balanced mix of partners, practitioners and experts from larger and smaller energy companies and municipalities as well as regulatory and other socio-technical context factors in different countries.

Drawing on the learning experience among ReFlex partners, replicability-guidelines were elaborated, to support the demo regions and the broader group of European smart grid stakeholders in deploying and advancing their smart grid initiatives and replication projects.

Project Partner

  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AT)
  • Salzburg Netze (AT)
  • Elektro Güssing GesmbH (AT)
  • Stadtwerke Hartberg Verwaltungs Gesellschaft m.b.H. (AT)
  • University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (CH)
  • Romande Energie SA (CH)
  • Alpiq Intec Management AG (CH)
  • Linköping University (SE)
  • ON Sverige AB (SE)
  • European Institute for Energy Research (DE)
  • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoffforschung Baden-Württemberg (DE)
  • Wüstenrot Gemeinde (DE)
  • AVAT Automation GmbH (DE)
  • Erik Segergren (SE)

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