The European power system is facing new challenges, and in particular the increasing penetration of Renewable Energy Sources. But in parallel, new solutions are also emerging such as smarter controls or large-scale storage:

OSMOSE develops an approach to capture the synergies across different needs and sources of flexibilities.

  Osmose approach to flexiblity

Flexibility is understood as a power system’s ability to cope with variability and uncertainty in demand, generation and grid, over different timescales.The project aims for the development of flexibilities that can be used for a better integration of renewable energies. A holistic approach is adopted, considring at the same time:

  • the increased need of flexibilities in the system (mainly improved balance of supply and demand in electricity markets, provision of existing and future system services and allowance of a dynamic control of electricity flows)
  • and the sources of flexibilities (RES, demand-response, grid and new storages).

It addresses all system requirements to capture the synergies proposed by the different solutions in order to avoid stand-alone solutions that might be less efficient in terms of overall efficiency. Four demonstrations led by Transmission System Operators (RTE, REE, TERNA and ELES) address different flexibility solutions and services:

  • Grid-connected grid-forming
  • New hybrid and modular storage solution with the capability to offer multiple system services
  • Near real time cross border exchanges between Italy and Slovenia
  • A smart energy management system including Dynamic Thermal Rating, demand response and RES in the South of Italy

Key project figures

28 million €33 partners from 9 countriesAn equivalent of 60 people full timeA 4 years project (2018-2021)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°773406