As coordinator of a permanent cooperation network in the Saxon energy sector, Energy Saxony supported the WindNODE showcase project in the areas of internationalization, the development of untapped synergy potentials, as well as in communication and external presentation, and identified European projects that addressed at least one of the following core topics as part of a mapping process:
Pilot region for the use of high volumes of wind energy feed-in
Flexibility in industry and utilities, retail and commerce, or households
Electrification of the heat or transport sector
Redesign of the energy market to take advantage of flexibility
Virtual power plants
Digitalisation in distribution grids
Second life concepts for battery stacks
The Flare project does not address any of the three key issues mentioned above.
WindNODE is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of SINTEG (Schaufenster intelligente Energie – Digitale Agenda für die Energiewende).