The European FutureFlow project from the Horizon 2020 programme is now fully engaged and is progressing at full speed. It is being coordinated by ELES, and includes the EIMV institute, Elektro energija and GEN-I from Slovenia. The project is already one-third of the way through. Twelve project partners from eight different countries are dealing with the challenges of a modern power system where consumers, equipped with state-of-the-art devices, are no longer just ordinary consumers, but can also produce electricity. Their potential is to become active players in power system security. Like guardians of the power system, contributing to the most challenging of all TSOs’ balancing services.