The first identified demonstrator site of Szaserow consists in 28 multifamily residential area with 28 buildings and over 1400 inhabitants. Stakeholder groups involved are the housing co-operative, tenants who are owners of dwellings and co-owners of common areas. Involved stakeholders will be inhabitants, municipality, the municipal company managing the DH, water & sewerage and waste economy, public transportation.
The city hopes to gain experience in desiging the business models for introduction of RES in municipal economy including application of smart-grid solutions. A study concerning indication of potential technology package that could maximise and optimise such system from energetic and/or financial perspective especially for development of electro mobility in public transportation and use RES for heating purposes. GHG emissions in Poland decreased strongly in the period 1990-2002, but after 2002, emissions slowly grew until 2015. To achieve its global GHG emissions target for 2050, Poland needs to start investing significantly in RES and prepare the move to smart grids. The RENAISSANCE project is perfectly aligned with this strategy and is thus an excellent opportunity for the Polish local energy markets.
The feasibility study for use of building roofs pointed out that 12 of the 28 buildings can be used for the construction of PV installations. So far only the energy consumption in the common parts of the buildings was included in the calculations. Thanks to RENAISSANCE project the Cooperative Szaserow is looking into a new approach where energy produced from those 12 PV installations could be shared across inhabitants in all 28 buildings. The goal of th Cooperative and its members is the reduction of CO2 emission and being more ecological and sustainable as energy consumers.