Work Packages

WP1: Management and Dissemination (S), M1-M36, Lead: AIT
T1.1 Project Management (AIT): Management structure, reporting, monitoring work progress and financial effort.
T1.2 Dissemination (TUW): Scientific dissemination activities (publications, thesis, white paper, project web-page)
WP2: ERA-Net knowledge community (S), M1-M36, Lead: TUW
T2.1 Involvement in formative evaluation (AIT)
T2.2 Crosscutting Knowledge Community activities (TUW)
T2.3 Deliverables to the ERA-Net Smart Energy System (AIT)
WP3: Requirements and concepts LECs (S, G, T), M1-M18, Lead: AIT
T3.1 Definition of use cases and business models for LECs (S, G, T) (FHTW): Characterization of demo sites, mapping existing infrastructure, analyzing regulatory framework, identification of stakeholders and barriers, study of LEC concepts and assessment of flexibility options, definition of use cases and business models.
T3.2 Enabling (future) interactions between local energy communities and surrounding energy system (T) (ODSL): Study of grid organization concepts. Definition of future target functionalities and use cases. Concept for flexible interaction and service platform. Specification of ICT architecture, interfaces and controls. KPIs
T3.3 Requirements for tools for Local Energy Communities (G) (ISE): Study of tools and requirements, assessing adaptability of tools at demo site, interactions, regulatory framework, software architecture, etc.
T3.4 Organizational concepts and regulatory framework assessment to define transformation paths (S) (AIT): Tasks, roles and stakeholders in different LECs, mapping of existing regulatory framework and organizational concepts to use cases, barrier analysis, definition of short-term and long-term transformation paths.
WP4: Austrian Communities (S,G,T), M6-M30, Lead: AIT
T4.1 Elaboration of selected business models (S) (ESK): Business models for demo sites and stakeholders.
T4.2 Simulative study of Austrian LoC concepts (T) (AIT): Optimization and simulation of LECs.
T4.3 End customer acceptance and participation (S) (FHTW): Elaboration of interests and concerns in business models and use cases (workshops, surveys), presentation of project goals and (intermediate) results.
T4.4 Development of controls (G,T) (SIE): Development of the local tools (LEC tool kit)
T4.5 Proof-of-concept Communities/Cells Styria (G;T) (EST): Proof-of-Concept in demo site (focus on community storage, energy management systems, smart meter rollout)
T4.6 Proof-of-concept Communities/Cells Innovation lab (G,T) (lab10): Proof-of-Concept in demo site (focus on e-mobility and blockchain technology)
T4.7 Interconnection and integration into platform (G,T) (TUW): Development of platform for connecting LECs, connecting communities and integration into common platform
WP5: Swedish Cell (S,G,T), M1-M36, Lead: MALMÖ
T5.1 Stakeholder adoption: how to include different kinds of stakeholders in the Local Energy Community (S) (LU): Identification of flexibility resources and respective stakeholders. Conduct interviews and workshops to gain information about appropriate methods for inclusion and adoption.
T5.2 Elaboration of selected business models (Development of flexibility business models) (G,T) (EONSW): Testing of alternative tariff structures in selected customer pools. Investigation of large scale co-optimization potential with district heating assets. Estimation of value creation for relevant stakeholders.
T5.3 Validation of user flexibility through demonstrations (S,G,T) (EONSW): Demo 1: Test of flexibility using V2G and smart charging in public parking garage; demo 2: Test of flexibility using heat pumps, demo 3: Test of flexibility using large scale battery, demo 4: Test of user flexibility on active city buildout site
T5.4 Analysis of city-wide optimization potential and its regional impact (S,G,T) (RISE): Analysis and extrapolation of results from demonstrations. Put results in regional context, analyzing further impact of the LEC and the flexibility potential in other regions with a similar stakeholder set-up. Suggestions for alternative regulatory set-up and socioeconomic estimations.
WP6: German Cell (S,G,T), M1-M36, Lead: ISE
T6.1 Development of a District Energy System planning tool
6.1.1 Requirement analysis, design, parametrization, development plan (S), (ISE)
Workshops with stakeholders to evaluate requirements & understand energy system boundary conditions
6.1.2 Programming, testing beta version (verification vs. Energy concept) (S,G,T) (ISE)
Programming additional modules of for the tool in Python. Focus on LowEx heating systems
6.1.3 Implementation of feed-back from test phase, tool finishing and documentation (G,T) (ISE)
Finalizing programming, integration of help functionalities, online handbook.
T6.2 Ectogrid optimization (internal flexibility)
6.2.1 Sensor implementation & Input data collection (S,G,T) (E.ON) incl. control strategies
6.2.2 Scenario calculation, optimization & iterative adjustment (internal optimization) (G,T) (E.ON)
Based on data, technical optimization (hydraulic, thermal) and economic optimization (COP, balancing etc.)
6.2.3 Recommendations on design & energy system planning/ sizing (S,G,T) (E.ON)
Adjusted planning parameters to guarantee an optimized operation of ectogrid in future projects in Germany
T6.3 Monitoring & measurement of flexibility (including external flexibility)
6.3.1 Development of monitoring concept (definition KPIs & flexibility analysis) (S,G,T) (ISE)
KPI definition workshops, identification of measurement points, assessment of flexibility potential, ident
6.3.2 Data collection, evaluation, processing (S,G) (SW Herne): monitoring data for further analysis, KPI evaluation
6.3.3 Monitoring report incl. Flexibility detailing (S,G) (ISE): Report on flexibility & optimization potential over time.
T6.4 Citizen Interaction and acceptance
6.4.1 Measures to raise acceptance of end users and citizens as basis to prepare replication (S,G, T) (Fakt)
Definition of target groups, communication channels, acceptance event, Shamrock Park website & district app
6.4.2 Assess success of measures to prepare replication (S,G) (EON): Online polls & final citizen acceptance report
WP7: Scottish Cell (S,G,T), M9-M30, Lead: ORE
T7.1 Project Management (S/G/T) (ODSL)
T7.2 Specification of local cell requirements and communication strategy (S/G/T) (STRA): Defining requirements for each of the cells and for inter cell communication to ensure balancing of generation and demand
T7.3 Development of ICT architecture, interfaces and control (G/T) (SGS): Development of ANM Strata controller device and software platform, definition of IoT cell to cell protocol.
T7.4 Optimization of developed cell platform (S/G/T) (STRA): Disaggregating Customer Load Profiles, Modelling load behaviors of distributed assets, Communications Protocol Analysis and Optimization
T7.5 Cell integration and demonstration (G/T) (SGS): Demonstration of integrated web of cells system
T7.6 Planning tools, business models and stakeholder engagement (S/G/T) (ODSL): Engagement actions based on detailed stakeholder engagement plan and processing community feedbacks.
WP8: Validation, scalability, and replication analysis (S,G,T), M25-M36, Lead: RISE
T8.1 Validation and Final specification of local energy communities based on project insights and results (S,G,T) (RISE): User workshops to gather and share experiences of demos, joint analysis, best practices, validation of use cases, KPI based validation of results, final specification of LECs, recommendations
T8.2 Assessing scalability of validated LEC concept at national demonstration sites (S,G,T) (ODSL): Assessing potential of full integration of architecture & tools, sustainability of business models, cost-benefit-analysis, roll-out potential, consumer acceptance, policy and regulatory framework.
T8.3 Description of transition-paths and replication on other interested regions based on project results (G,T) (RISE): Replication analysis, barriers and solutions for establishing LECs, transition paths