This is the roadmap for further development of the FlexMeasures EMS.
The big picture
These are our big goals. Let us know if you want to collaborate!
[2022 - mature] Model & pilot e-mobility optimization (price-based, V2G)
[2023 - started] Model & pilot heating optimization (price-based, also with heat buffers)
 Congestion support (e.g. for DSOs in GOPACS)
 Sector coupling (optimize e-mobility and heating in one site)
 VPP (optimize multiple sites towards one market)
Features to come
Here we dive into more details. Everything here is a substantial development project.
[Q1 2023] More powerful algorithm configurations, to support more use cases and more custom situations (e.g. research). For scheduling, as well as for forecasting. [work has started in Q4 2022]
[Q1 2023] Build out the flexibility modelling, by supporting TNO's energy flexibility asset interface (S2) and later Fraunhofers Energy Flexibility Data Model (EDFM)
[Q2 2023] KPIs support (e.g. reporting of daily totals), customizable
[Q2 2023] Scheduling algorithm for heat buffering
[Q2 2023] Easily run simulations (with multiple scenarios) on cloud CPUs, using Terraform.
[Q3 2023] Production deployment to Kubernetes clusters, maybe based on the docker compose file (using Kompose)
[Q4 2023] Let users provide annotations on time series (e.g. for feedback) by API and UI.
[tbd] Authorization model for allowing "super-accounts" to manage other accounts (e.g. for ESCos) or add data to them (e.g. meter data companies).
[tbd] Smarter monitoring.
[tbd] Scheduler compatible with ShapeShifter (based on USEF flex trading protocol), to be able to provide congestion support to network companies.
[tbd] Better plotting support (via API/vega-lite), for plugins to define their own plots which are then made available in the FlexMeasures API (usable in custom frontends).
[Q4 2022] Custom scheduling algorithms.
[Q4 2022] Better data views for sensor and assets.
[Q2 2022] Dockerization – allow to start a FlexMeasures node quickly without local installation (and deploy in cloud environments).
[Q1 2022] Improve developer experience (CLI commands, out-of-the-box tutorial)
[Q1 2022] Data model migration to support all kind of sensors (more than power, weather & prices), as well as units.
[Q3 2021] Support for multi-tenancy.
[Q2 2022] Allow for annotations on time series, e.g. to model processes and operator feedback.
[Q2 2021] Allow developers to write custom logic and styles in plugins.
[Q2 2021] Public release.