Adding flexibility to our energy markets
The EU has set ambitious targets to significantly reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gases by 2020. One way to do this is by integrating renewable energy sources into electricity supplies. Sim4Blocks is an EU-funded project looking to do just that by developing strategies for flexible energy use.
Can consumers help to accommodate more renewables?
Renewable energy generation is being rolled out across Europe at unprecedented rates as the shift to green energy gathers momentum. But what happens when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining? Sim4Blocks, a project funded by the EC’s Horizon 2020 funding programme, is aiming to increase the flexibility of the grid to accommodate the unpredictable nature of renewables by testing out innovative systems for demand respon...