Discover mFRR in Belgium

 

mFRR (standing for "Manual Frequency Restoration Reserve") is the tertiary Belgian electric reserve. These reserves - 3 in number - au nombre de trois - are implemented by the TSO, Elia, to balance its power grid.

 

After FCR and aFRR, mFRR is used to restore manually the frequency of the power grid. This service enables to solve important imbalances which happen a few times in the year when aFRR activated energy is not sufficient (i.e. due to the unplanned stop of a thermal central). Flexcity has provided mFRR power from important partners since 2012.


Who can participate ?

1.

An asset PRODUCING OR CONSUMING ELECTRICITY.

2.

An asset able to MODULATE ITS ELECTRIC POWER WITHIN 15 MINUTES.

 

3.

An asset able to MODULATE ITS ELECTRIC POWER A FEW TIMES IN THE YEAR.


How does it work ?

 

All assets answering positively to the above mentioned requirements can participate to this service through different ways: 

An asset consuming electricity will have to decrease its consumption (mFRR UP only) within 15 minutes.

 

 

- Example of an asset consuming less electricity (mFRR UP)

An asset producing electricity will have to increase its production (mFRR UP only) within 15 minutes. 

 

 

Example of an asset producing more electricity (mFRR UP) - 

Your remuneration

Flexcity remunerates you for making your flexible power available to the grid (availability remuneration) and the real modulation of this flexible power (activation remuneration).

In 2021, a flexible asset always available could have generated up to 43 800€/MW in mFRR of availability remuneration according to market prices.

You want to estimate your potential mFRR remuneration ?


They participate with us in mFRR

Belgium

Aquiris

Since 2019, Flexcity has optimized the electric flexibility of Aquiris, the biggest Belgian wastewater treatment plant.

The wastewater treatment plant, Aquiris, uses different electrical installations to ensure its activities. By teaming up with Flexcity, Aquiris has valorized these installations.

 

Learn more about Flexcity projects with Aquiris

Belgium

Thy-Marcinelle

Thanks to demand response services, important industrial processes can be valorized.

Thy-Marcinelle is an important energy consumer. Flexcity proposed to use this electrical consumption as a grid support and a new revenue stream.

 

Learn more about Flexcity projects with Thy-Marcinelle