Prosumer Centric Energy Communities – towards Energy Ecosystem

Project: Business Finland project

Project Details

Description

The energy system is undergoing a drastic change due to several simultaneous global development drivers including changes in the energy mix, increasing amount of electric vehicles and energy storages, emergence of new digital technologies and stricter requirements for electricity supply reliability. The role of prosumers and energy communities is one of the main open questions affecting the development paths towards smart and environmentally friendly energy system.

The main objective of ProCemPlus project is to study the formation of individual energy communities into broader business-oriented energy ecosystems through several research themes and concrete pilot-cases related to the development of energy communities, and to analyze the role of microgrids and energy communities in the future energy ecosystem.

The perspectives included in the research project can be divided into four cross-disciplinary themes related to different microgrids and energy communities. The themes consist of customers as part of the energy community, business models and regulation, digitalization and IT platforms, as well as energy resources and their management.

The aimed results of the research project can be summarized as follows:

1) A comprehensive view of the impact of different factors on the development and role of energy communities and microgrids in the future energy ecosystem.

2) Technical platforms and simulation environments and methods to study the functionality of the energy community and energy system.

3) Detailed results of pilot cases that represent different types of energy communities.
AcronymProCemPlus
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/06/1930/09/21

Keywords

  • prosumer
  • energy communities
  • piloting
  • energy resource management