Development of Energy Communities in Europe

Biomass - 21 Feb 2023

eNeuron partners are always active in promoting energy communities (ECs) and disseminating perspectives related to the future development of such communities in Europe. SINTEF, ENEA, and TU/e published an analysis showing how the future ECs in Europe will focus on utilizing local renewable energy sources (sun, wind, run of river, biogas, biomass), for covering all or part of the energy consumption for end-user customers. The analysis focuses on the ECs as sustainable alternatives to large power plants based on fossil fuels and links their implementation to the emerging regulatory development in EU with the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package. Published in: 2022 18th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM) DOI: 10.1109/EEM54602.2022.9921054

Technologies enabling evolution of Integrated Local Energy Communities

Europe - 21 Feb 2023

Integrated local multi-energy systems are recognized as a promising bottom-up alternative to achieve the ambitious energy and climate goals set by the European Commission for 2030. The nature of integrated multi-energy systems presumes a very complex interaction of different aspects from various energy sectors, which historically functioned more or less independently. Therefore, configuration and development of an integrated local energy system under the energy community concept is an extremely demanding task, requiring a sound interdisciplinary knowledge base. The present study shares results from an activity in H2020 project eNeuron aiming to cover this gap, by introducing the Integrated Local Energy Community definition and providing a deep-dive review of multiple factors influencing the future development of these emerging systems, reviewing the three levels: political priorities, technical overview and limitations plus barriers. Published in: 2022 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) 2022 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2) | 978-1-6654-8561-6/22/$31.00 ©2022 IEEE | DOI: 10.1109/ISC255366.2022.9922568  

Enabling conditions for the deployment of integrated local energy communities in Europe

Energy hubs - 21 Feb 2023

The Department of Energy Technologies and Renewable Energy Sources at ENEA (Italy), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)  – The Netherlands, FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of Cyprus and Instytut Energetyky of Poland (IEn), – all partners in eNeuron – have produced a paper on the organization of collective citizen-driven energy actions and n the enabling conditions for the creation and deployment of integrated local energy communities in Europe. The paper was published in the framework of the BLORIN project - "Blockchain for Renewables' decentralized management" and is available for an insight into the topic. Paper accepted at 2022 Workshop on Blockchain for Renewables Integration (BLORIN) - DOI: 10.1109/BLORIN54731.2022.10028420  


Time series database to support eNeuron scenarios

Deliverable - 27 Sep 2022

The eNeuron Database is a collection of time series based on real and synthetic data that will support the simulation of the scenarios in the eNeuron project. It includes an important distribution of energy carriers and technologies to be used in the eNeuron scenarios. The time series are devoted to generation, consumption and storage, divided in several energy carriers (e.g. electricity, natural gas, hydrogen, heat and cooling) and technologies (e.g. photovoltaic, wind, CSP, diesel generators, CHP, Electrolizers, batteries). The eNeuron database is continuously growing with new time series inputs. In what follows, an up-to-date of the inputs currently available is presented.