The Belgian assets of system integration for Local Energy CommunitiesSession
Local Energy Communities (LEC) play an important role in the energytransition. A LEC is an important stepping stone in the development of near-energy-neutral districts recognized by the Renewable Energy Directive of the Clean Energy Package of the EU. The increase in self-consumption by organizing as LEC improves energy efficiency, lowers the load on the grid, prevents congestion on the grid and thereby contributes to the general objectives of the energy transition. Cluster TWEED & Flux50 have a project portfolio paving the way for numerous districts and industrial/business zones to generate, trade and consume their own energy. The project answers many fundamental questions about LEC such as management, interactions with users, fitting into existing legislation and recommendations for future-oriented legislation.
Our projects investigate the following future applications: 1) analysis, design and validation of models for LEC; 2) design of a three-phase low and medium voltage model for the analysis of network congestion; 3) collecting data and deriving intercorrelations that determine human behavior; 4) study of business and legal options and the interaction with existing legislation and technology.
Many test / pilot sites are being set up, which are complementary in type and size, to support and validate the research.