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FlexIMa analyses the economic and legal requirements for a market-driven ramp-up of flexibility in the electricity system.

Electricity grid


Expanding renewable energy generation is an indispensable step for climate change mitigation but it also poses new challenges: To ensure security of supply, the electricity system must be able to easily balance fluctuations in electricity generation and demand. This requires more flexibility in the system – for example in the form of electricity storage, by means of sector coupling or through the targeted control of energy consumption.

The aim of FlexIMa is to develop scenarios for a market-driven ramp-up of flexibilities and to prepare recommendations for a suitable market design and regulatory framework. As part of the project, IKEM will analyse existing incentives and barriers to flexibility in the electricity system from a legal perspective.


FlexIMa – Flexibility into the market: Interdisciplinary analysis of the future investment framework for flexibility

Principal: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Project partner: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg , Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt – Institut für neue Energie-Systeme

Duration: 01/2024–12/2026