FlexLab: Operating reservation contracts in the activation market

Many Distribution System Operators (DSOs) have access to local flexibility assets through interruptible tariffs or bilateral agreements with their customers. These agreements enable the dispatch of assets when bottlenecks occur. Elvia AS (formerly Hafslund Nett AS) in Oslo has teamed up with NODES to demonstrate how the operation, or activation, of such LongFlex contracts can be managed in a NODES market. The idea is to display bilateral contracts together with other bids for ShortFlex and to automate the dispatch process.