Brainiac: What compliancy challenges do industrials face when managing their CDS?

During the 1st edition of this year’s Brainiac series, Energy21 took a deep dive into the world of regulatory compliancy. We focused on large-scale (industrial) energy consumers setting up a Closed Distribution System (CDS) network.

Regulatory grid tariff transparency

Since managing a CDS means being a grid operator ‘light’, how does one rearrange its cost registration to meet with regulatory grid tariff transparency? Such transparency is preliminary for the operational register and activities such as switching and allocation. These have to be managed to enable third party access or free choice of supply.

Our Eugene Baijings shared his knowledge and the experiences he gained during his various consultancy activities at large scale energy consumers and grid operators in Europe.


Market model for energy flexibility

Second topic on the agenda: flexibility. Jeroen Bode shared some of the insights he gained so far working as Director for the USEF Foundation (via Energy21). They, together with ‘EnergieKoplopers’, have received the Energy Market Innovation of the Year Award.

USEF, the Universal Smart Energy Framework, delivers a market structure for flexibility that fits on top of most energy markets and defines the roles and guidelines required to benefit all players in the electricity chain, from consumer to grid operator.

The EnergieKoplopers project in Heerhugowaard tested a USEF flexibility market. Smart appliances were installed at 203 households enabling flexible electricity consumption. The smart appliances were automatically controlled by a smart IT system.



Energy21 organizes Brainiac sessions every 2 months to share valuable insights and sector knowledge among its Energy IT experts. For more information about the topics discussed, contact Eugene Baijings +31 6 29072232

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