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Webinar: Unlocking community-based flexibility to transform the energy system II

Engaging citizens to take an active role in balancing the grid

· Event

January 29, 2021 -  10h00-12h00 CET

Zoom webinar

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Demand-side flexibility and citizen participation through energy communities are deemed to be the future of our energy system. However, there are many possibilities behind these concepts that offer different opportunities for decarbonising our energy system. Energy cooperatives have experimented with these concepts in different EU projects, putting in place various types of services, offering different values for the grid and benefits for citizens.

During these 2 hours we will clarify the scope of these new services and illustrate them with hands-on experiences. We will deepdive into the success factors as well as the difficulties that our project partners and energy communities are facing in the field when rolling out flexibility services.

The webinar is a result of a collaboration between:

  • cVPP: Interreg North-West Europe 588
  • FLEXCoop: Horizon2020, Grant agreement ID: 773909
  • REScoop VPP: Horizon2020, Grant agreement ID: 893240


  • 10h00 - 10h05 ǀ Welcome
  • Sara Tachelet, & REScoop VPP
  • 10h05 - 10h25 ǀ 
  • Flexibility services by cooperatives, an overview of possible services
  • Roland Tual, & FLEXCoop
  • 10h25 - 10h45 ǀ 
  • The Mobilisation-and-Replication (MoRe) model: An approach to explore the possibilities for energy trading and management within your own community
  • Luc van Summeren (TU/e) and Sylvia Breukers (Duneworks)
  • 10h45 - 11h25 ǀ 
  • Hands-on experiences from implementing cooperatives flexibility services:
  • 10h45 - Optimising self-consumption and the sourcing of electricity on the wholesale market by Som Energia

Pau Pañella

  • 11h05 - Aggregation to support grid stability by Energy Samen

René Van Vliet 

  • 11h25 - 12h00 ǀ 

Panel discussion and Q&A: barriers and enablers to implement innovative flexibility services.

Moderated by Sara Tachelet,

  • Sylvia Breukers, Duneworks
  • Pau Pañella, Som Energia
  • René Van Vliet, Energie Samen