About FlexPlan

The FlexPlan project aims at establishing a new grid planning methodology considering the opportunity to introduce new storage and flexibility resources
in electricity transmission and distribution grids as an alternative to building
new grid elements.

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Recent news

FlexPlan at the CIRED 2021 virtual conference

As known, CIRED is the most important discussion forum on R&D activities concerning distribution networks. The 2021 edition (https://www.cired2021.org/) will be held in virtual form on 20-23 September 2021. FlexPlan will provide two important contributions: Presentation of the paper “Planning of distribution networks considering flexibility of local resources: how to deal with transmission system services”.…

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FlexPlan mentioned in TERNA’s Development Plan 2021

The Italian Transmission System Operator TERNA has recently published its annual Development Plan for year 2021: https://download.terna.it/terna/Piano_Sviluppo_2021_8d94126f94dc233.pdf – in Italian, which highlights all grid reinforcement investment planned for ensuring security of supply of the Italian network. In such document, the FlexPlan project is mentioned on page 87 as one of the key on-going R&D projects.…

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FlexPlan pre-processor methodology published

The FlexPlan pre-processor is the tool that analyses grid investment needs (new lines, new storage devices, flexible exercise of big loads) on the basis of Optimal Power Flows with non-expanded grid but updated generation and load scenarios. The results of this analysis is the elaboration of a set with the most promising candidates for grid…

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