MAS2TERING, the FP7 project co-funded by the EU is motivated by the need for Europe to transition its energy markets (generation, distribution and consumption) into smart energy systems that support bi-directional flows of revenue, energy and information, the increased penetration of DER, self-consumption of on-site generation, and the optimisation of energy flows in a safe, reliable, secure, and affordable way.
A 3-year project (2014-2017), the MAS2TERING partners are focusing efforts on both developing and disseminating the ongoing results. Technical and economic requirements are being elicited from industrials, ICT and cyber security experts, energy suppliers / retailers, distribution grid operators (DSO / DNO), scientists, business analysts, and power engineers. Such requirements are utilised in order to facilitate the validation of project assumptions, thus sharing and exchanging multi-disciplinary experiences and ideas towards progressing state-of-the-art in residential / commercial premise energy consumption optimisation. The project ultimately enables (dis)aggregated flexibility trading, leading to empowered local and virtual prosumer-oriented smart European energy communities.