Table of objectives, innovation areas and outcomes
|Means of achieving
|Multi-actor, and multi-criteria analysis to explore and test acceptability (using MAMCA)
| BUSINESS MODELS
|RENERGISE optimisation tool for analysis of energy vectors, to cover key decentralised energy sources (attaching monetary values and spatial information to vectors achieving a higher level of realism).
|Enhance FUSE platform integrating block-chain, smart contracts and e-energy generation forecasting models.
|Design, build and operate 4 independent energy communities, covering different combinations of closed and open markets.
|ADVANCED PILOT SITES CONFIGURATIONS
|Test selected tools for market-readiness in 10 locations worldwide to serve as starting point for future market entry.
The Replication tool is multi-vector optimisation and decision making tool able to analyse energy vectors in any given environment and support the identification of viable business cases. It helps identifying economic and environmental performance, highlighting the configurations that are cheaper to run. Such tool includes:
- Assets (use, storage, generation and renewable sources)
- Dimensions such as clusters, centralised generation plants, storage systems and diagonal systems across different energy types.
- Geographic information system GIS information about location of assets, influencing their capacity
- Financial data layer to assess economical impacts
The tool is feeded by results collected through the MAMCA software, allowing a detailed mapping of participants’ preferences and potential business models. Thanks to a user-friendly interface it allows to easily keep track of stakeholders’ interests when making decisions.
Stress testing tool
A dynamic micro-grid simulator for refined design and control strategy, will help defining the best synergy strategies, thus in the sizing and placement (location) of the different assets of the microgrid. Thanks also to inputs received from Renergise tool, such as system components specifications and dimension, it supports demand/supply harmonisation.
The RENAISSANCE PLATFORM is an energy management enhanced software, in which additional functionalities will enable consumer-centric operations of LES and connect different energy vectors in a single ICT architecture. This way, LES will be turned into fully transactive energy networks based on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies with high social acceptance. Such interoperable platform will offer a range of multi-energy innovative services, including Smart Contracts enabling community-to-community trading, thus reducing fragmentation of local ecosystems.
Pilot Sites Demonstration
Each Pilot Site will be served by the Renaissance Platform, setting the basis for a “universal” interoperability framework for data and service exchange among nodes.
Selected Hardware advancements
Innovative PCM heat storage technologies will be tailored to meet the Pilot Sites’ need, to offer the best solutions for what concerns flexibility and integration with different energy vectors.
The existing multi-purpose smart controller, proved to manage smart devices in any environment integrating communication technologies, will be further developed for interoperability with Renaissance Platform and completed by the deep-learning techniques and the blockchain layer to ensure safer transactions.
To validate RENAISSANCE solutions in market-like environments, the project will deliver 10 virtual replication pilots in 10 countries across the globe, applying its approach to urban sites of relevant size (up to 10.000 dwellings) and with high smart-grid growth potential.