Launched for the first time in 2021, the E.DSO ‘Digital DSO Power Award’ has the ambition to be a recognition for the most meaningful and relevant digital innovative initiatives contributing to the shaping of the new role of Distribution System Operators.
This year 3 ex-aequo awards have been granted by a prestigious and knowledgeable selection committee and were disclosed at today’s 4th E.DSO Stakeholder and Innovation Council event.
EDP Redes Spain has been rewarded for the ‘Active Networks Management’ project as best contribution to ‘System Operation’.
Fluvius has won the prize with the initiative ‘DSO Boost Customers Insights with Data’ for the best ‘Customer Engagement’ contribution.
Piclo Flex, an independent marketplace for trading energy flexibility online, has been rewarded for the ‘Market Facilitation’ category.
On the same occasion, a ‘Career, Academic & Merit Award’ has been granted to Ronnie Belmans, Professor Emeritus at the KU Leuven, Advisor to the board of EnergyVille and Advisor at the Florence school of regulation. Nikos Hatziargyriou, Professor in Power Systems at the Athens National Technical University also received the award. This special recognition wants to acknowledge the eminent contribution made to the progress of network technologies in electricity distribution.
Finally, a ‘Knowledge Sharing Merit’ was also awarded today to Gridspertise, headed by Robert Denda as Sole Administrator and CEO and Head of Innovation & Industrialisation at Enel Global Infrastructure & Networks, as a recognition of how remarkably the new venture is fostering the digitalisation of advanced metering, networks and field operations.
Piclo’s mission is to decarbonise the grid. We develop software solutions that make our energy networks smarter, flexible and more sustainable. Our flagship product, Piclo Flex is the leading independent marketplace for energy flexibility services, enabling distribution system operators (e.g. UK Power Networks) to source energy flexibility from flexible service providers (e.g. electric vehicles) during times of high demand or low supply. As of 2021, the flexibility contracts awarded on Piclo Flex totalled £56m with 16 GW of flex capacity registered and 739 MW of flexible capacity procured.
Piclo currently supports the business-as-usual flexibility procurement for major DSOs in the UK - UK Power Networks, SP Energy Networks and Electricity North West, Portugal’s E-REDES and Lithuania’s Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius (ESO). Aside from its market-leading position in the UK, Piclo has a growing presence in mainland Europe and the USA.
Website : https://www.piclo.energy/