Testing new solutions for flexible energy
Flexibility is the way to decarbonization
With our Flexibility Labs, we work towards the ambitious goal of decarbonization and a zero emissions future by tangibly reinforcing the spread of distributed renewable energy resources that are connected to the grid.
Our four Flexibility Labs located in Milan and Bari (Italy) and Barcelona and Malaga (Spain) are environments where we can replicate the operating conditions of electric grids. This is where we try out innovative solutions in order to contribute to the development and integration of flexibility services, products, devices and resources.
We share this know-how available to all flexibility operators and stakeholders in a vision of transparent and fair business, in order to guide the transition to an increasingly resilient and efficient electricity system.
Highly evolved platforms for grid simulation
The facility in Milan is specialized in medium voltage, while the one in Bari focuses on low voltage and microgrids. Both offer simulation and emulation in a controlled environment in order to analyze the potential and integration of various flexibility resources in the grid, even in extreme operating conditions.
The Malaga facility is configured as a living lab specialized in demand modulation services, while the Barcelona hub is focused on flexibility services for high voltage and electric mobility. In the field of sustainable mobility, we are looking at the potential to develop solutions to optimize the battery capacity of electric cars, manage charging based on electricity loads on the grid and even use e-cars as temporary storage systems that can feed energy into the grid when needed.
We provide services to our partners and DSOs by making our Labs available to test new solutions in conditions of absolute technological neutrality, within a simulated or emulated interconnected electricity network that can be configured according to different scenarios. The platform makes it possible to test the technical specifications of products and flexibility devices in an innovative and sustainable perspective, facilitating their development and fine-tuning.