Today’s societies face huge challenges regarding their energy needs. Energy is required for economic development and for human comfort, but climate changes are harming the planet and raising health issues and must be mitigated by sustainable energy production and use. Energy communities and active citizens participation are emerging in the scope of the huge sustainability challenges faced by the power and energy sector and should act as important factors for ensuring sustainable development.
This talk addresses concepts and models to enable the efficient operation of sustainable energy communities ensuring the efficient use of energy resources and the intensive use of renewable energy. Relevant business models and technologic solutions will be presented, including models for energy transactions and service provision based on for distributed intelligence, aggregation, and local electricity markets. The proposed models will be illustrated with case studies based on real data and pilots.