Market uptake of citizen energy communities

  • Smart energy management

LIGHTNESS is a CSA H2020 funded project that stands for “Market uptake of citizen energy communities enabLing a hIGH peneTratioN of renewable Energy SourceS“. The kick-off meeting of is held online on December the 10th, 2020.

LIGHTNESS will increase the renewable energy hosting capacity, to securely achieve the EU target for 2030, by supporting the market uptake of citizen energy communities through a turnkey social engagement, regulatory roadmap, low-cost technological package and innovative business models to unlock the full flexibility potential, reduce the final energy consumption and CO2 emissions and bring economic, social and environmental benefits to the communities and across the energy value chain.

The project has a total budget of about 3M€ and will run for 3 years. The consortium is led by R2M, and formed by 13 European partners, including IREC.

Cristina Corchero from IREC is involved in the forecasting of generation, demand, user behaviour, flexibility in order to improve energy asset utilisation and service offering associated with LEC and aggregation.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 953020.