The results of all research and innovation objectives will be integrated as components into the edgeFLEX platform and validated in the 3 edgeFLEX field trials and in lab tests with live hardware in the loop.
The approach of edgeFLEX is to support the findings of theoretical developments and simulation results with a unique set of field trials, thus leading on one hand to converge towards a right balance between modelling simplicity and accuracy and on the other hand to draw general conclusions which go beyond the scenario-based results that can be obtained with simulations.
Slow Dynamics Trial across Germany
In this field trial, the infrastructure to be used consists of several wind and solar parks and a biomass unit distributed across the entire country of Germany. The subsidy schemes for many of the parks in this field trial will come to an end soon. The operations of the parks are contracted to various utility companies with a manual setup running 24/7.
Fast Dynamics Trial in Italy
The trial will use the DSO infrastructure in a completely innovative way, introducing services that have not been tested before.