Blockchain flexibility services to launch in northern Spain
The ElectraFlex mission, utilising Vitality 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 power retailer Electra Caldense Energia, and Barcelona headquartered software-as-a-service supplier Bamboo Vitality alongside Vitality Internet.
The collaboration will deploy the open supply EW-DOS blockchain know-how stack and Bamboo Vitality’s flexibility platform to allow Electra Caldense to utilise the flexibleness of belongings linked to the community, together with battery storage, photo voltaic PV services and electrical autos.
Different mission companions embody the power storage firm CEGASA, electrical automobile cost level supplier Vega Chargers, and industrial firms Prime Cable and Recam Laser.
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“We’re very excited to affix Vitality Internet and Bamboo Vitality on this wonderful mission along with all different companions,” stated Oriol Xalabarder, CEO of Electra Group.
“We’re satisfied that we’ll be producing the mandatory innovation and data with a purpose to face power transition challenges as each a 100% renewable power 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 linked belongings and adaptability market members, permitting them to self-register in power markets and supply companies to Electra Caldense, in addition to to the Spanish transmission system operator Pink Eléctrica de España.
Bamboo Vitality’s software program resolution for demand aggregation may also be deployed to handle and optimise demand flexibility for 2 industrial firms, Prime Cable and Recam Laser and a PV farm with batteries from CEGASA. In a second section, a bidirectional electrical automobile charging station from Vega Chargers will probably be built-in.
Within the context of the ElectraFlex mission, Vitality Internet will develop and deploy the EW SunSpec Gateway, an open supply toolkit for industrial single-board computer systems that may permit any distributed power useful resource compliant with the SunSpec Modbus Specification to have its personal digital identification on EW-DOS.
ElectraFlex was initiated in January and is anticipated 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 Vitality Internet, Electra Caldense will host an EW Chain validator node.