The current congestion management process in Germany is based on cost-based redispatch and the restriction of renewable energies. The costs currently amount to around 1.5 billion euros in Germany. In parallel, an EU regulation promotes the adoption of market-based Redispatch concepts.
Several pilot projects have been launched in Germany to facilitate the introduction of market-based approaches that enable decentralised provision of flexibility – not only of generators, but also of loads and storage systems. However, the German government is currently of the opinion that such market-based concepts will lead to an increase in undesirable strategic offers and a decrease in general social welfare for consumers.
On behalf of NODES, an independent market operator for flexibility markets, E-Bridge evaluated the advantages of flexibility markets, compared them with a cost-based redispatch approach and discussed risk reduction strategies on the basis of practical examples taking into account strategic bidder risks. E-Bridge concluded that a market-oriented redispatch is a necessary complement to the current German redispatch regime.
In autumn 2019, the Federal Network Agency (“Bundesnetzagentur”) reacted to the exceptional system imbalances in June 2019 with a package of measures. For example, the BK6 stipulated within the framework of BK6-19-212 that the quarter-hourly balances of the balancing groups must be balanced at all times.
ubitricity has developed the first mobile calibrated electricity meter for electric vehicles, opening up completely new possibilities for charging and billing EVs. The company also holds the patent for “Mobile Metering” (MM). The value of this patent was estimated as a basis for the further orientation of the company.…
The strategic goal of the NWE – “Norddeutsches Reallabor” project is to test the transformation path for decarbonizing the region by 75 percent by 2035 and at the same time to strengthen the region’s sustainability through sustainable innovations. More than 40 project partners are active in various sub-projects and…
Article Matthias Wessels (E-Bridge Consulting, Bonn), Manfred Grupe (Avacon Netz GmbH, Salzgitter), Jonas Eickmann (Westnetz GmbH, Wesseling), Stefan Gehler (Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG, Quickborn) in ew, Issue 1/21, Pages 40 ff. (German language)Download PDF