FlexPlan project: considering flexibility to support long-term grid planning

FlexPlan project highlighted at Innogrid 2020 The H2020 FlexPlan project aims at developing and testing a new grid planning tool, considering investments in flexibility, storage, grid reinforcements/expansion for transmission and distribution grids. Environmental and security/reliability constraints are also taken into account, as well as the probabilistic nature of the problem (due to the uncertain nature of […]

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Cornwall Local Energy Market achieves major flexibility breakthrough

Centrica Local Energy Market achieves “breakthrough” as flexibility trading platform goes live in the Cornwall (UK). For the first time anywhere in the world, the local Distribution System Operator (Western Power Distribution) and the Transmission System Operator (National Grid ESO) are both procuring flexibility simultaneously via a single third-party platform (LEM) – Centrica’s pioneering auction-based marketplace. […]

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How to avoid the black-box effect of artificial intelligence ?

Adrien Rosen and Pierre Artoisenet, Senior Consultants in our Energy team gave a detailed presentation at E-world 2020 about how to avoid the black-box effect of Artificial Intelligence in time series forecasting. Increasing penetration of intermittent generation leads to increasing market volatility and higher risk in the portfolios. The N-SIDE electricity price forecasts help portfolio managers […]

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INFORMS 2019: Advanced analytics for Local Energy Markets

N-SIDE team will join the INFORMS Annual meeting 2019 from October 20 to 23 in Seattle. INFORMS is the leading international association for Operations Research & Analytics professionals. During the 4 days,  thousands of students, professionals, and academicians will come to explore new ideas at the forefront of theory and practice of OR/MS, data science, […]

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