December 1, 2021 3:00 PM

E.DSO awards Piclo Flex for 'Market Facilitation' at the 1st Digital DSO Power Award

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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.

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About Piclo 

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 system operators (such as the ESO, UKPN and a growing number internationally) to source energy flexibility from flexible service providers (e.g. electric vehicles) during times of high demand or low supply. As of 2022, Piclo Flex has 55,000 registered flexible assets representing 16.6 GW of flex capacity, with flexibility contracts awarded totalling £58m and 1.1 GW+ of flexible capacity procured.

Piclo currently provides flexibility services in six global markets: in the UK, supporting three Distribution System Operators (UK Power Networks, SP Energy Networks, Electricity North West); and the Transmission System Operator (TSO) (The ESO); in Ireland (ESB Networks); in Italy (E-Distribuzione), Portugal (E-REDES), Lithuania (Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius AB (ESO)), and in the United States in New York State (National Grid). Aside from its leading position in the UK, Piclo has a growing presence in Europe and the USA.

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