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Final report: Integrated business platform of distributed energy resources – HEILA

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Authors: Mashlakov Aleksei, Keski-Koukkari Antti, Romanenko Aleksei, Tikka Ville, Jafary Peyman, Supponen Antti, Markkula Joni, Aro Matti, Abdurafikov Rinat, Kulmala Anna, Repo Sami, Honkapuro Samuli, Järventausta Pertti, Partanen Jarmo
Publishing place: LUT University, LUT School of Energy Systems
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications : Tutkimusraportit - Research reports
Volume number: 101
ISBN: 978-952-335-420-3
ISSN: 2243-3376
JUFO-Level of this publication: 0
Permanent website address: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-335-420-3
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Energy systems are in a major process of transition from both technology
and business perspective. The amount of distributed generation is
increasing, load profiles are changing and new types of controllable and
uncontrollable resources are being connected to the system (e.g.
storage units, electric vehicles). In general, these resources are
called distributed energy resources (DERs). The role of microgrids,
energy communities and aggregators (virtual power plants) is being
particularly emphasized in the electrical system because they create an
opportunity for new kind of flexibility provided by DERs, but also
introduce new challenges to energy system management. Business potential
of intelligent energy solutions is enormous but there are still major
barriers that block most of the novel business opportunities in the
present energy system. One of the most significant technical barrier is
the lack of widely accepted interoperable information exchange solution
(data model and interfaces) that is easily accessible and fulfills
business needs by all parties dealing with the energy system.
HEILA project aims to define, implement and demonstrate an
integrated business platform of DERs for information exchange between
energy market participants. The first implementation of such a platform
will be realized during the project to integrate smart grid
demonstrations in Finland to develop, test, pilot and finally also
commercialize new smart energy system functionalities consisting of
interactions and impacts of multiple participants. Development of such a
system begins as a national smart grid demonstration platform in
Finland but will be designed to support Europe wide deployment of the

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