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establishing Community Renewable Energy Webs - Rolling out a business model and operational tool creating webs of households that jointly manage energy to improve efficiency and renewables uptake

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 890362

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 996 112,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 996 112,50

Coordinated by:

ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN

Austria

Objective

eCREW coordinates and supports the roll-out of an innovative scheme of household cooperation in energy management. These are Community Renewable Energy Webs (CREWs), in which households jointly exploit household-level electricity generation and battery storage capacities and optimise energy efficiency and expenditures. The key purpose of CREWs is to support the transition of passive consumers to active participants in the local energy system through informed decisions and collective actions.
In eCREW, three energy companies from DE, TR and ES (Lighthouse Communities) will roll-out the eCREW approach to their clients. A strong and divers Follower Community made up of entities from AT, DE, ES, FR, GR, SE and TR is made fit for giving the eCREW approach a “Go”, too. Together, 240,000 households will be enabled to join a CREW during the project runtime, establishing about 200 CREWs with 15,000 participants, saving at least 13 GWh/year.
Cooperation within a CREW is facilitated through the provision of an award-winning smart phone app (PEAKapp), exploiting smart meter data to stimulate an increase in energy efficiency and the uptake of local renewable electricity generation.
Administration of the CREWs, including the billing of consumption and generation, is covered by electricity retailing companies which are thereby transformed into holistic service providers; we call them Community Administering Entities (CAEs). In our approach, administrative burdens are relieved from the households, who are then free to focus their efforts on making the most out of their participation in a CREW.
Monetary benefits from the eCREW approach are distributed amongst prosumers, traditional consumers, and the CAE through an innovative split-incentives contract applied in the project. The financial arrangement is tailored to ensure that the eCREW approach is financially viable and attractive for all participants and allows a non-discriminatory participation of all households.

Coordinator

ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN

Address

Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 402 500

Participants (9)

GREENPOCKET GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 380 125

STADTWERK HASSFURT GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 170 312,50

ALGINET DISTRIBUCION ENERGIA ELECTRICA SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 182 500

ACEA PINEROLESE INDUSTRIALE SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 72 500

ULUG ENERJI DAGITIM VE PERAKENDE SATIS HIZMETLERI ANONIM SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 116 750

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 223 750

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 134 875

IZMIR EKONOMI UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 193 750

ENERGIAKO KE PERIVALONTIKO GRAFIO EGEOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 119 050

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 890362

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2020

  • End date

    31 May 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 996 112,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 996 112,50

Coordinated by:

ENERGIEINSTITUT AN DER JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITAT LINZ VEREIN

Austria