Classifying flexibility types in smart electric distribution grids: A taxonomy

Rieke Bärenfänger, Elisabeth Drayer, Damian Daniluk, Boris Otto, Emmanuelle Vanet, Raphael Caire, Tayyab Shamsi Abbas, Bruno Lisanti

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3 Scopus citations


This paper proposes a classification scheme for the different types of flexibilities that are used in electric grids. This classification scheme, which is called a taxonomy, helps to convey the meaning of different concepts of flexibility in research and industrial projects. It also allows to compare the sources and uses of flexibility in conventional vs. smart grid situations to highlight the evolving nature of the power system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
ISBN (Electronic)9781785611384, 9781785611889, 9781785612022, 9781785612022, 9781785612268, 9781785612275, 9781785612381, 9781785612688, 9781785612862, 9781785612923, 9781785612947, 9781785612992, 9781785613005, 9781785613074, 9781785613449, 9781785613616, 9781785613685, 9781785613937, 9781785614064, 9781785614170, 9781785618260
ISBN (Print)9781785612022
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventCIRED Workshop 2016 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 14 Jun 201615 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications


ConferenceCIRED Workshop 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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