The funding programme focused on previously unused flexibility potential in the electricity grid. The first task was to identify these. From a technical perspective, for example, it is relevant to determine which information and flexibility technologies can be used to generate how many flexibility capacities (MW) and energy quantities (MWh). From an economic perspective, the possible development of new business models that further promote the expansion of flexibilities is interesting.

On the way, necessary aggregation steps and the roles of important actors need to be defined. The challenge in practice: Flexibility potentials are often small-scale, have different stages of development, unclear cost structures and may include different sectors.