The Horizon-2020 funded INTERRFACE project designed, developed, and implemented a new Interoperable pan-European Grid Services Architecture (IEGSA), which acts as the interface between the power system (TSO and DSO) and customers, allowing the seamless and coordinated operation of all stakeholders to use and procure common services.
• Optimises the use of distributed resources through coordinated procurement of grid services
• Increases market liquidity for grid services and facilitates scaling up of new, widely-compatible services
• Mitigates grid congestions to activate local flexibility resources for system balancing
About the practice:
Recognising that the European energy transition requires improved integration of all possible flexibility resources, the INTERRFACE consortium – made up of 42 industrial and academic partners from 16 countries – developed a platform which encourages numerous actors to collaborate and achieve coordinated access to resources and can offer a regulatory framework to improve system efficiencies. Following intensive research and testing, the IEGSA platform was deployed in 9 European countries: Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece.