The CATALYST project delivers a fully configurable and adaptable multi-carrier marketplace; the CATALYST Marketplace. It is composed of a set of mono-marketplaces across anumber of dimensions, and time resolutions:
•The Electricity Marketplace,
•The Flexibility Marketplace,
•The Heat Marketplace,
•The IT Load Marketplace.
The first three marketplace variants operate on a day-ahead or intra-day basis on a local context and target relevant energy prosumers, including Data Centres (DCs) or clusters of domestic prosumers, etc.
The last variant is realized as a regional marketplace with day-ahead or intra-day timeframes, where only DCs are eligible for participation, due to the nature of the carrier. The CATALYST Marketplace enables Data Centres to increase their potential for offering flexibility to the carrier networksand reducing the time for recovering the investments in energy efficiency, Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and waste heat reuse, while exploiting synergies among energy and non-energy carriers to the largest possible extent.