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IELECTRIX - Indian and European Local Energy CommuniTies for Renewable Integration and the Energy Transition

R. Cossent P. Frías C. Mateo

March 2019 - August 2022

Funding entity Comisión Europea

Participated by ENEDIS, Energie Gussing GMBH, E.dis Netz GmBH, E.ON ESZAK-DUNANTULI ARAMHALO ZATI ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RT, HEDNO - DIACHEIRISTIS ELLINIKOU DIKTYOU DIANOMIS ELEKTRIKIS ENERGEIAS AE, EUROPAISCHES ZENTRUM FUR ERNEUERBARE ENERGIE GUSSING GMBH, ATOS SPAIN SA, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES SAS, HYPERTECH ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION, Odit-e, VAASAETT LTD AB OY, MERIT CONSULTING HOUSE SPRL, FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGÉTICOS, RWTH - RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN


An increasing role is foreseen in Europe for local energy communities (LECs) to speed up the grid integration of RES. Today, the enabling role of DSOs in support of LECs is hampered by a lack of flexibility when planning cost-efficient LEC connections to their network at MV level, and by a lack of digitalization of the LV networks to make LEC’s smart prosumers benefit economically when serving the DSO flexibility needs. Four European DSOs (E.ON, ENEDIS, E.DIS, Güssing Stadtwerke) and an Indian DSO (TATA) have joined with IT-based, innovative product and solution providers, and technology and research centers, to demonstrate the combined roles of innovative functionalities serving the MV and LV networks, when implemented in 5 different regulatory regimes (Austria, France, Hungary, Germany, India- state of Delhi-).

The joint work of DSOS aims at accelerating scaling up and replication tested by HEDNO (Greece) and E.ON (Sweden). Dissemination towards players of the energy value chain recommends business models, possible regulatory adjustments and deployment roadmaps of the most promising use cases, in support of the implementation of the Clean Energy Package


    Research topics:
  • Smart grids
  • Planning and operation of DER
  • Representative electricity networks and applications
  • Regulation of energy network infrastructures

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