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ACtive Communities & Energy Prosumers for the energy Transition

Objective

Penetration of renewables is a no-regrets option for energy system decarbonization. Despite their benefits for the energy system, the grid integration of variable RES presents major challenges in matching their non-deterministic output to electricity demand. Resolving this necessitates the deployment and penetration of several solutions, a key on being demand response, which in turn depends on the role of prosumers with regards to their engagement with the energy system. Demand flexibility from residential buildings is the main untapped source of flexibility currently in the market and promises significant flexibility potential, especially taking into account the electrification of heat and transport mega-trends. Energy communities are a promising organizational vehicle for involving citizens – who directly control residential demand - in the energy transition, but currently lack the necessary tools to exploit the available opportunities and create financially viable operations based on the provision of services that citizens want. ACCEPT aims to fill this gap by delivering a digital toolbox that energy communities can use to: i) offer innovative and desired digital services, complementing their existing non-digital services to their members and customers, and ii) gain access to revenue streams that can financially support their operations and ensure longevity and well-functioning of the community itself. To achieve this, the ACCEPT consortium is framing the citizen engagement and business modelling activities in the same priority as the technical development ones. Their intertwined implementation will be the critical success factor for the delivery of the ACCEPT solution as a Minimum Viable Product that has already passed preliminary market testing and financial viability checks. The ACCEPT outcomes will be demonstrated and validated in four pilot sites in the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Greece, directly involving more than 750 residences and 3000 citizens.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2020-EC-ES-SCC
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

HYPERTECH (CHAIPERTEK) ANONYMOS VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS KAI NEON TECHNOLOGION
Address
32 Perikleous Street
15232 Chalandri Athina
Greece
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 754 906,25

Participants (15)

FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 388 750
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations
GECO GLOBAL APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 349 650
Address
Enghusene 63
4174 Jystrup Midtsj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QUE TECHNOLOGIES KEFALAIOUCHIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 359 625
Address
36 Kinnon Street
111 46 Galatsi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 449 375
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
WITSIDE INTERNATIONAL MARKETS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 342 125
Address
36 Stassinou Str
2003 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 363 000
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 308 000
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MYTILINAIOS ANONIMI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 423 937,50
Address
Artemidos 8
15125 Marousi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BEDRIJFSBUREAU ENERGIE SAMEN BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 210 065,63
Address
Europalaan 40 Unit B3 69
3526 KS Utrecht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COOPERATIEF ENERGIE DIENSTENBEDRIJF RIVIERENLAND BA
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 433 867
Address
Willem Kloospad 17
4103VC Culemborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MY ENERGIA ONER SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 188 125
Address
Carreta De Madrid Km 388 Edificio R Modulo 31 Complejo Espinardo
30100 Espinardo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LA SOLAR ENERGIA SOCIEDAD COOPERATIVA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 341 250
Address
Plaza Carlos Iii Edificio Wellington 1 Entlo Dcha
30008 Murcia
Activity type
Other
AZIENDA ELETTRICA DI MASSAGNO (AEM) SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 476 000
Address
Via Privata 4
6900 Massagno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIESGO DISTRIBUCION ELECTRICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 141 925
Address
Calle Isabel Torres 25
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPAISCHES ZENTRUM FUR ERNEUERBARE ENERGIE GUSSING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 331 875
Address
Europastrasse 1
7540 Gussing
Activity type
Research Organisations