The ReFlex Guidebook is now available.

The first part of the guidebook will outline four typical Use Cases, based on examples from the eight demo-sites in the ReFlex project. It includes aims, technical functionalities, assumed business and mission models, stake-holder network constellations as well as the geographical context, the legal and regulatory context, the economic context and other social context factors to be considered for replication and adoption. Target groups, both already established and new actors in the energy system, as well as municipalities, can focus on the use-case they are interested in.

The use cases are addressing the flexibility challenges which either primarily deal with (a) availability and quality of power at any instant of time or (b) providing flexibility in balancing renewable energy production and use over a specific period-of-time. Two of the use cases are related to grid management involving grid operators and “active consumers” (B2C); the other two are related to business to business (B2B) energy services.

The second part provides a checklist and toolbox for guidance in how to plan, develop and implement use-cases in replication projects. The target groups will be provided with general information as well as with specific tools relevant for local grid operators, as well as for municipalities.

Tools are related to learning processes, development of (cooperative) business models and mission model, technological replicability and upscaling, planning and decision making, end-user and stakeholder involvement, governance of transition process.

The second part includes information on Community of Practice, ReFlex Simulation model and other planning tools, Collaborative Business Models, Mission Models, citizen engagement and regulatory sandboxes.

How to Replicate solutions for the flexibility challenge? ReFlex Guidebook presentation

20 Feb 2019 @ 14:00 CET
Duration: 1h

This webinar provides guidance on characteristics and specificities of replication of Flexibility Use-Cases aimed at end-user’s services, supply side services, infrastructure modifications and direct energy storage. It highlights insights from the forthcoming ReFlex Replicability-Guidebook, drawing on the learning experience form ReFlex partners’ 8 demo sites in 4 countries (AT, CH, DE and SE) and a comprehensive socio-technical replicability concept, including the levels of technical functionality, market institutions and regulation, social and political practices, social networks and micro- and macro-economy.The ReFlex-Guidebook include 4 Use-Cases. We will outline which socio-technical context factors are to be looked at before prospective replication projects are planned and implemented. The webinar will provide a checklist and information on some tools to support demo regions and the wider group of stakeholders in smart grid and smart energy system in co-creating and advancing their smart grid initiatives and replication projects.

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The third Community of Practice workshop, organized in the framework of the EU-funded Project ReFlex, took place from the 4th to 6th of June 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland. This event brought together up to 25 participants: Swedish, German, Austrian and Swiss project partners, stakeholders and experts of the eight demo sites participating in the ReFlex project. 

Read more: 2018-06-04 ¦ COP Meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland

During the visit of the demo site Güssing from 22nd-23rd of March 2018, the mayor Vinzenz Knor, the managing director of Güssing centre for renewable energy, Joachim Hacker, as well as the managing director of Elektro-Güssing GmbH, Martin Zloklikovits, emphasised the great importance of energy topics for the development of the region in order to stop the outflow of young people from rural to urban areas. The abundance of natural resources such as forests and meadows was an advantage for the development of biomass and biogas power plants for the production of energy, heat and bio-fuel for cars.

Bernard Deutsch, mayor of Strem, is providing information about the biogas plant 

Read more: 2018-03-22 ¦ Visit in Güssing, Austria
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