Under the pen of Končar, FLEXCoop and Holisder projects have put together their findings related to standardization and interoperability in a short report. It highlights the challenges of integrating distributed equipment in a seamless communication chain, from the device to the service provider. The paper points out some key enabling steps for wider proliferation of demand-side flexibility services throughout the European Union.
The paper is structured around 5 key observations:
- The development of brand-agnostic services is complicated by the multitude of in-house and "walled garden" approach of some of the equipment manufacturers.
- Semantic interoperability is required at all levels; however, the landscape is still fragmented.
- Data minimisation and clear security standards are key to ensure data security and privacy
- The automatic configuration of residential equipment would enable broader access to demand-side flexibility services
- Uneven demand response market development across Europe and uncompleted frameworks for aggregation still hamper the development of demand-side services.
You can find more details in our report.