During the last few years flexibility has been a frequently used term which covers the delivery of grid services within the transmission and the distribution grid based on flexibly controllable generators and consumers. This also includes areas such as virtual plants, demand side management, smart grid, intraday trading, and control reserve markets. Operators of flexible industrial systems and energy technologies can profit from additional benefits from the marketing of the flexibility of their facilities.
The Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts organised the second symposium “Flexibility in the electricity industry”, which addressed topics concerning the market aspects of the flexibility of industrial and energy-technical systems. Recognised experts from the energy sector and researchers highlighted current market- and technology trends, the development of regulations and recommendations, and provided insights into their experience regarding the use of industrial facilities within the flexibility market. The all-day event took place on Wednesday, May 10th 2017 on the campus of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Horw.