Flexible Energy Grid Architecture (FEG)

Following the Methodological Approachthe purpose of which was to identify all the relevant components and functionalities that FEG platform could provide to the operators and the involved actors of the energy market, the FLEXITRANSTORE project focused on the design and development of an IT platform (or toolbox) that will be the facilitator all functions to be offered to the final end-user. For this reason, it is important to present the reference architecture of the FEG platform from the ICT point of view and the connected perspective of the flexibility providers. The architecture includes the definition of the main FEG platform components and how they communicate to meet interoperability, reliability, security and data protection requirements. All demo-related activities are currently in the integration and testing phase with FEG, as will be explained below. The FEG Platform is designed to provide a powerful set of tools to players in the Energy community. It is envisioned as a different approach and a step ahead in flexibility, scalability, security and reusability.

In general terms, the proposed architecture for the FEG platform is firstly subdivided in two distinct main components. The first one presents the FEG Central Component that acts as the global registry of FEG installations and integration hub, and the second one is the FEG local component that represent the ready-to-use toolbox - installed within System Operators’ and Flexibility Providers. Secure data handling requirements have been considered.

The open architecture of the FEG Platform provides ease of integration within the operators’ software environments and facilitates bi-directional communication with external systems, thus adding a high degree of flexibility and adaptability even in extreme brownfield situations.