The process of calling up primary control power was successfully tested in the pilot project. This includes, in particular, the registration of flexible resources, the submission of offers and awarding of bids and the real-time monitoring of data exchange between Alpiq and Swissgrid. The question whether a blockchain can support the process of providing primary control power and whether aggregators or storage owners with backend systems can integrate the blockchain interfaces was answered with a yes. The features of the crowd balancing platform that have been developed and tested have thus successfully demonstrated the potential of blockchain solution for the future monitoring of primary control energy business processes. This is an important first milestone.
In the next steps, possible business models will be evaluated among the partners involved, such as the grid operator, commercial and technical aggregator and the system owners.