The Electricity Engineers’ Association (EEA) is leading FlexTalk in partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and industry

FlexTalk is an industry initiative seeking to maximise participation in flexibility services by exploring the feasibility of adopting a common communication protocol across the electricity network.  

It has the potential to transform how we operate the electricity system and support customer engagement in demand flexibility by enabling communication between an electricity distribution company (EDB) and flexibility supplier (aggregator).

The trial is using EVs as a case study to achieve active managed charging and has recently added Solar and battery flexibility to the trial.

At the conclusion of the project, a technical guide will be produced to enable interoperability between electricity distribution companies and flexibility suppliers across the sector.  

The trial will also provide a foundation to work from to develop the technology that supports demand flexibility and highlight future areas of work that need to be considered.

FlexTalk: Summary of progress to date - December 2023

View our one-page overview of progress to date and what’s next for FlexTalk as we near the completion of the project.

FlexTalk Project infographic

FlexTalk #2: Part A Learnings - October 2023

Report #2 provides an update on progress to date, including information on the delivery partners experience designing and trialling flexibility events using the OpenADR 2.0a protocol.

flextalk report #2 part a learnings

FlexTalk Project Update Report #1 - April 2023

Report #1 provides an update on progress to date, including information on the project's key aims, an overview of the trial design, and our trial implementation approach. 

FlexTalk Update Report #1

Webinars and workshop presentations

To view past webinars or workshop presentations please use the link below:

 Webinars and Workshops

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