Welcome to the FlexMeasures documentation!¶
In a world with renewable energy, flexibility is crucial and valuable. Planning ahead allows flexible assets to serve the whole system with their flexibility, e.g. by shifting or curtailing energy use. This can also be profitable for their owners.
The FlexMeasures Platform is a tool for scheduling flexible actions for energy assets. For this purpose, it performs three services:
Monitoring of incoming measurements
Forecasting of expected measurements
Scheduling flexible actions with custom optimization
For more on FlexMeasures services, read Services of the FlexMeasures Platform.
Using FlexMeasures benefits operators as well as asset owners, by allowing or automation, insight, autonomy and profit sharing. For more on benefits, consult Benefits of the FlexMeasures Platform.
FlexMeasures is compliant with the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF). Therefore, this documentation uses USEF terminology, e.g. for role definitions. The intended users of FlexMeasures are a Supplier (energy company) and its Prosumers (asset owners who have energy contracts with that Supplier). The platform operator of FlexMeasures can be an Aggregator.