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Roadmap

The roadmap for further development of the FlexMeasures EMS is the wishlist of its stakeholders.

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[Q2 2022] Allow for annotations on time series, e.g. to model processes and operator feedback. [work has started in Q1]

[Q3 2022] 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 Q2]

[Q3 2022] Better data views for sensor and assets. [work has started in Q2]

[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]  Build out the flexibility modelling, by supporting Fraunhofers Energy Flexibility Data Model (EDFM)

[tbd] Scheduler compatible with ShapeShifter (based on USEF flex trading protocol)

[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).

[tbd] Better tooling to work well at scale (e.g. support load balancing, db sharding etc). Also using Docker to scale up more flexibly (e.g. in Kubernetes).

 

Historic achievements

[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 2021] Allow developers to write custom logic and styles in plugins.

[Q2 2021] Public release.