Aggregation of Industrial Demand

The aggregation of industrial demand can increase participation in balancing and flexibility markets from large loads. This solution covers both proposals for new regulation for aggregators of industrial demand, criteria for market products and testing of the reliability of this type of flexibility solution. The solution also includes economic analysis and the development of an IT-based aggregator platform.

Components & enablers

  • Market access for aggregators
  • Clearly defined role for aggregators
  • IT-based aggregator platform

State of the art in application and research

A FRR provision will be tested in accordance with the existing grid code in the OSMOSE project.

Congestion management technical requirements:

  • Every unit must be located in the same aggregation perimeter, defined by the TSO
  • A whole ‘virtual unit’ must be able to increase or decrease its power consumption by at least 1 MW and maintain it for 120 minutes

Technology Readiness Level


OSMOSE (WP5) is preparing for a demonstration on aggregated industrial demand in Italy.

Current focus of R&D and research gaps




  • Deliverable D5.1, available from [Link]

[2] Email exchange with project coordinator, see note file: [Link]

[3] Horizon 2020 project. STORY – Added value of STORage in distribution sYstems. Grant agreement ID: 646426. [Link 1] [Link 2]

[4] Windnode [Link]