"Time’s up! Let’s shape the Market for Flexibility together!"

Our project on Generalized Operational FLEXibility for Integrating Renewables in the Distribution Grid 'GOFLEX' is part of the European Commission's research and innovation framework programme 'Horizon 2020' and implemented by a consortium of 12 partners from the following European countries: Ireland, Slovenia, Denmark, Germany, Cyprus and Switzerland. In the call for competitive low-carbon energy (LCE) (H2020-LCE-2016-2017), GOFLEX addresses the topic "Demonstration of smart grid, storage and system integration technologies with increasing share of renewables: distribution system” (LCE-02-2016) within the "Horizon 2020 Work Programme "Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy”.

GOFLEX innovates, integrates and demonstrates existing smart-grid technologies enabling the cost-effective use of energy flexibility in distribution grids for regional energy market actors by

  • increasing the grid's available adaptation capacity,
  • safely supporting an increasing share of renewable electricity generation,
  • improving observability and manageability of distribution grid for use of demand response and
  • supporting localized concentration of prosumers DR for DSO to prevent congestion and energy imbalance and avoid investments in transmission and distribution networks
Therefore, the GOFLEX platform will provide features to manage and trade flexibility commercially with consumers, generators and prosumers. GOFLEX is tested at three European demonstration sites involving over 400 prosumers from industry, buildings and transport - in Cyprus, Germany and Switzerland. We aim at collaborating with all companies and projects who want to push the market for energy flexibility by exchanging experience and technology.


The Idea of the GOFLEX project ((c) GOFLEX consortium 2017)