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A Generic Data Model for Describing Flexibility in Power Markets

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Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT, 95444 Bayreuth, Germany
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Institute of Production Management, Technology and Machine Tools, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany
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FIM Research Center, University of Bayreuth Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT, 95444 Bayreuth, Germany
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Energies 2019, 12(10), 1893; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12101893
Received: 20 April 2019 / Revised: 13 May 2019 / Accepted: 15 May 2019 / Published: 18 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Solutions for Energy Management and Power Generation)
In this article, we present a new descriptive model for industrial flexibility with respect to power consumption. The advancing digitization in the energy sector opens up new possibilities for utilizing and automatizing the marketing of flexibility potentials and therefore facilitates a more advanced energy management. This requires a standardized description and modeling of power-related flexibility. The data model in this work has been developed in close collaboration with several partners from different industries in the context of a major German research project. A suitable set of key figures allows for also describing complex production processes that exhibit interdependencies and storage-like properties. The data model can be applied to other areas as well, e.g., power plants, plug-in electric vehicles, or power-related flexibility of households. View Full-Text
Keywords: demand side management; demand response; generic flexibility data model; flexibility modeling; power system; industrial processes; digitalization demand side management; demand response; generic flexibility data model; flexibility modeling; power system; industrial processes; digitalization
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Schott, P.; Sedlmeir, J.; Strobel, N.; Weber, T.; Fridgen, G.; Abele, E. A Generic Data Model for Describing Flexibility in Power Markets. Energies 2019, 12, 1893.

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