Optimal System-Mix Of flexibility Solutions for European electricity


Six TSOs, eleven research partners, together with sixteen industry (manufacturers, solution providers) and market (producers, ESCo) players address, through a holistic approach, the identification and development of flexibilities required to enable the Energy Transition to high share of renewables. This approach captures synergies across needs and sources of flexibilities, such as multiple services from one source, or hybridizing sources, thus resulting in a cost-efficient power system. OSMOSE proposes four TSO-led demonstrations (RTE, REE, TERNA and ELES) aiming at increasing the techno-economic potential of a wide range of flexibility solutions and covering several applications, i.e.: synchronisation of large power systems by multiservice hybrid storage; multiple services provided by the coordinated control of different storage and FACTS devices; multiple services provided by grid devices, large demand-response and RES generation coordinated in a smart management system; cross-border sharing of flexibility sources through a near real-time cross-border energy market. The demonstrations are coordinated with and supported by simulation-based studies which aim (i) to forecast the economically optimal mix of flexibility solutions in long-term energy scenarios (2030 and 2050) and (ii) to build recommendations for improvements of the existing market mechanisms and regulatory frameworks, thus enabling the reliable and sustainable development of flexibility assets by market players in coordination with regulated players. Interoperability and improved TSO/DSO interactions are addressed so as to ease the scaling up and replication of the flexibility solutions. A database is built for the sharing of real-life techno-economic performances of electrochemical storage devices. Activities are planned to prepare a strategy for the exploitation and dissemination of the project’s results, with specific messages for each category of stakeholders of the electricity system.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Carlo Alberto Nucci

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Energia Elettrica e dell'Informazione "Guglielmo Marconi"

Rte Reseau De Transport D Electricite Sa(France)

Other Participants:
Ricerca Sul Sistema Energetico - Rse Spa (Italy)
Enel Green Power Italia Srl (Italy)
Compendia Srl (Italy)
Efacec Energia - Máquinas e Equipamentos Eléctricos, S.A. (Portugal)
Ren - Rede Electrica Nacional Sa (Portugal)
Green Power Technologies, S.L. (Spain)
Ingeteam Power Technology Sa (Spain)
It4power Gmbh (Switzerland)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
Elektroenergetski Koordinacioni Centar Doo (Serbia)
Red Electrica De Espana S.A.U. (Spain)
Universite Paris Dauphine - Psl (France)
Saft S.A. (France)
Eles Doo Sistemski Operator Prenosnega Elektroenergetskega Omrezja-Electricity Transmission System Operator (Slovenia)
Fundacion Cener-Ciemat (Spain)
Universidad De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria - Fundacion Canaria Parque Cientifico Tecnologico (Spain)
Epfl Ecole Politechnique Federale De Lausanne (Switzerland)
Ibm Italia Spa (Italy)
Terna - Rete Elettrica Nazionale Societa' Per Azioni (In Forma Abbreviata "Terna S.P.A.") (Italy)
Abb Inc. (Canada)
Centro De Investigacao Em Energia Ren - State Grid Sa (Portugal)
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per Energia e Sistemi Elettrici (Italy)
EDISON S.p.A. (Italy)
(Ude) Universitat Duisburg Essen (Germany)
Schneider Electric Industries Sas (France)
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa (Italy)
Cea-Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives (France)
Hydro Dolomiti Energia Srl (Italy)
Edison energie speciali S.p.a. (Italy)
Holding Slovenske Elektrarne Doo (Slovenia)
Elia System Operator (Belgium)
Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)

Third parties:
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 21.852.099,32
Project Duration in months: 48
Start Date: 01/01/2018
End Date: 31/12/2021

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Affordable and clean energy This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773406