The ElectraFlex mission, utilising Power Internet’s blockchain, is being developed to ship flexibility to the distribution grid within the Catalonia area.
The initiative entails the Catalonian grid operator Electra Caldense Distribució, the vitality retailer Electra Caldense Energia, and Barcelona headquartered software-as-a-service supplier Bamboo Power alongside Power Internet.
The collaboration will deploy the open supply EW-DOS blockchain know-how stack and Bamboo Power’s flexibility platform to allow Electra Caldense to utilise the pliability of property related to the community, together with battery storage, photo voltaic PV services and electrical autos.
Different mission companions embrace the vitality storage firm CEGASA, electrical car cost level supplier Vega Chargers, and industrial corporations High Cable and Recam Laser.
“We’re very excited to affix Power Internet and Bamboo Power on this wonderful mission along with all different companions,” stated Oriol Xalabarder, CEO of Electra Group.
“We’re satisfied that we are going to be producing the mandatory innovation and information as a way to face vitality transition challenges as each a 100% renewable vitality retailer and a distribution system operator.”
ElectraFlex is believed to be the primary decentralised flexibility platform tailor-made for the precise wants of a distribution system operator (DSO). The platform will use the EW-DOS know-how stack to assign digital identities to the related property and suppleness market contributors, permitting them to self-register in vitality markets and provide providers to Electra Caldense, in addition to to the Spanish transmission system operator Crimson Eléctrica de España.
Bamboo Power’s software program resolution for demand aggregation may even be deployed to handle and optimise demand flexibility for 2 industrial corporations, High Cable and Recam Laser and a PV farm with batteries from CEGASA. In a second section, a bidirectional electrical car charging station from Vega Chargers can be built-in.
Within the context of the ElectraFlex mission, Power Internet will develop and deploy the EW SunSpec Gateway, an open supply toolkit for industrial single-board computer systems that can enable any distributed vitality useful resource compliant with the SunSpec Modbus Specification to have its personal digital identification on EW-DOS.
ElectraFlex was initiated in January and is predicted to be accomplished by the tip of July 2021.
Electra Caldense is the DSO for a area of the Spanish energy grid simply north of Barcelona, serving greater than 12,400 prospects. As a member of Power Internet, Electra Caldense will host an EW Chain validator node.