Consultation 4

Market arbitrage

One of the main goals of SmartNet consists in demonstrating the capabilities of distributed energy resources in providing flexibility. This flexibility is expected to participate (and be eligible to participate) to the various energy markets, as well as the ones in which ancillary services are traded (SmartNet simulation will be focused on the real‑time balancing market). Since ancillary services markets represent the last resort to sell flexibility, the level of participation depends on the strategy adopted by controllable resources in previous markets, such as the day‑ahead and intraday ones. This means that the same unit of exchanged energy could have attempted to participate to various market layers, or even been activated more than once in opposite directions. Therefore, the intricacy of energy markets is evident and simulating a realistic scenario is a significant challenge.

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