Start 01.01.2019 - End 30.09.2021

ROLECS - Roll-Out of Local Energy Communities

Rolecs, i.e. the roll out of Local Energy Communities (LECs), is a unique cooperation between all Flemish research institutes active in the energy sectors and 25 companies all working towards gaining a deeper understanding and maximizing the potential of Local Energy Communities (LECS). These communities, following up EU policy on energy, create a landscape that is more sustainable and with active participation of the end-consumer/producer (the so-called prosumer). 

The project consortium will deliver the answers to pertinent challenges which include:

  • How to trigger potential participants to a LEC to effectively join and become active contributors?
  • How to integrate in the technical energy models the social science and humanities aspects crucial in the success of a LEC?
  • How to develop advanced control algorithms anticipating the human aspect?
  • What is the impact of a large-scale roll-out of LECs on the energy system as a whole, the emissions and the further investments in more a sustainable and reliable back-up infrastructure?

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3E, 70 GigaWatt Consulting, ABB, Antea Group, Aspiravi Energy, Blixt, C-Valley, Ducoop, Energent, Enervalis, ENGIE, ENGIE Laborelec, Farys solar, Fieldfisher, Fluvius, Ghent, Imec, Ingenium, KBC, KU Leuven - Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, KU Leuven CiTiP, KU Leuven/ESAT/Electa, Magenta Tree, Metha, Open Motics, Powerdale, Quares, Th!nk E => coordinator, Thermovault, VITO, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Wattson.

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