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User Empowerment for SmartGrid Flexibility in local power grids

The energy transition faces a serious challenge caused by a decentralized electricity supply. From 2025, new Swiss legislation will allow energy to be traded and exchanged within certain neighbourhoods or areas via the public grid. This must be operated in a as balanced manner as possible to avoid the collapse of the electricity grid.

In order to do this, demand must be exactly the same at all times for a given level of production. This requires the use of existing flexibility in decentralized resources, as the feed-in of solar power in particular is subject to stochastic (weather) and periodic (season, day/night) fluctuations.

Together with a technology provider, we are developing solutions to control electricity grid stability by means of grid load, prices and other psychological incentives. One solution is forecasting distribution-grid problems, i.e. grid congestions, transformer load etc..

As the aim is to implement the solution real-time to give feed-back, we require real-time data from a distribution service provider or a local electricity prosumer community (LEG). The data should include real-time energy consumption, real-time energy production and grid status.

This will allow us to further develop the solution to enable peak-shifting using flexible loads.

We from HSLU and CEEX are looking for:

  • Companies/organizations, who can provide energy consumption data
  • Companies/organizations, who implement and/or contribute to an implementation of our proposed solution


If you are interested and want to contribute with your organization, send us the feedback form attached to until June 28th, 2024, stating

  • What is the competency that you could bring in?
  • Do you have specific experience that might be relevant in the project context?
  • What is the contribution to the project goals that you want to bring in?

The next steps will be:

  • Based on your proposed contributions, the call owner (Simone Griesser, HSLU Institute of Communication and Marketing IKM &Christian Dollfus CEEX – Clean Energy Exchange will decide about the partners to continue on shaping the idea.
  • Afterward: an additional workshop or/and definition of the concrete implementation plan.

The rules of the game: Decisions on whom to invite for the first meeting, and whom to select for the workshops and final innovation team will be made by the company, based on the provided information.

The goal is to set up an optimal innovation team for reaching the goals, not to create a team with as many partners as possible.