NODES market design does not lock you in to one platform, one aggregator, one buyer or one technical solution.

NODES is designed with a clear definitions of roles.

NODES offer integration both on the horisontal level from the flexibility asset to the grid company,
and on vertical level from low voltage to the transmission grid.

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FLEXIBILITY ASSETS / ACTIVE DEMAND SUPPLY

Flexibility assets comes in many forms and with different characteristics.  Able to deviate from planned schedule with a volume at a given price.

PROSUMER

The flexibility asset owner can be a producer, a consumer or both, i.e a Prosumers. The Prosumer or Flexibility Asset Owner is the legal owner of the flexibility asset. The asset owner access NODES through the Flexibility Provider.

AGGREGATOR

Flexibility Service Providers offering aggregated flexibility in the market.  Aggregators will optimise the value of their portfolio by selling the flexibility into the market that gives best return.

MICROGRID

Microgrids that want to buy or sell their excess flexibility will be able to do so as Flexibility Service Providers

DA/ID 

Intraday markets allows Flexibility Service Providers to trade its flexible portfolio even when the flexibility is not needed for congestion purposes.

RESERVE

Markets operated by TSO.  An alternative for Flexibility Service Providers.  NODES market design allows for a future connection to Reserve Markets allowing for a DSO/TSO cooperation making flexibility available to all levels of the grid

TSO  

Transmission System operator. The company that operates and maintains the transmission grid.

DSO  

Distribution System Operator. The company that operates and maintains the distribution grid.

BALANCE RESPONSIBLE PARTIES (BRP) 

Portfolio managers that are balance responsible can buy or sell flexibility on NODES to rebalance and optimise their portfolio