Implementation Forum of the Distribution-level Flexibility Market (ERPI)

Implementation Forum of the Distribution-level Flexibility Market (ERPI)

The ERPI Forum is part of a larger project launched by ZKK, which aims to discuss and monitor the development of the Hungarian decarbonisation model among a wide stakeholder group (market participants, network companies, regulators, academia).

Flexibility is the key area of the next decade in the electricity sector. The way in which the distribution-level flexibility market is developed can have a decisive impact on the success of the decarbonisation steps. This new market must be able to address the already significant DSO-level challenges and effectively complement the existing but evolving balancing and ancillary services market of the TSO.

The purpose of the Forum is to support the development of the distribution-level flexibility market, to discuss among a wide stakeholder group including potential participants and the academia the main cornerstones and to monitor the implementation process.

Professional leader of the Forum: Dr. Pálma Szolnoki

Forum participants :

  •     Regulation: Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology; Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)
  •     System operators: MAVIR Hungarian Independent Transmission Operator; E.ON; ELMŰ; MVM, TITÁSZ
  •     Traders, aggregators: MEKSZ, MET, Agresol, Alteo, Energo, Ewiser, MVM Next, MVM Optimum, VPP
  •     Academia: Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Forum sessions

The third session of the ERPI Forum was held on February 16, 2022 between 09:30 – 11:30, online

The topic was the potential products and services of the distribution-level flexibility market.


  • ZKK opening presentation – main drivers, recent developments – Pálma Szolnoki
  • The potential products in the beginning phase of the distribution-level flexibility market – Status on the work of the Distribution Code Committee’s Flexibility Subcommittee – Péter Rózsa, Head of Subcommittee
  • Round table

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The second session of the ERPI Forum was held on October 11, 2021 between 14:30 – 16:30

The aim of the forum was to discuss the key issues regarding the implementation of the independent aggregator model.


  • ZKK opening presentation – independent aggregator models, questions
  • Ministry of Innovation and Technology opinion - Márk Alföldy-Boruss, head of electricity market department
  • Hungarian Energy Traders’ Association opinion - Balázs Kecskeméti and Levente Császár electricity committee expert and chairman
  • Energo opinion - Tamás Ercsey, CEO
  • Round table

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The first session of the Forum was held on July 20, 2021 between 10:00 - 12:00 at the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (ITM)

The aim of the first session was to discuss the current state of the distribution flexibility market’s implementation process.


  •     ZKK Opening presentation – Regulation overview
    • HEA comments by Barnabás Bárdi head of Electricity Market Regulation
  •     The work of the DSO Committee?
    • DSO Committee – Péter Rózsa Head of Flexibility subcommittee
  •     DSO-TSO cooperation
    • Mavir – Gergő Batta, Head of System operations and Market
  •     Aggregators
    • Energo – Tamás Ercsey CEO
  •     Roundtable: Next steps

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