Pilot Sites



Manzaneda is a municipality in the eastern province of Ourense, in the Galicia region of north-west Spain.  The site is a remote rural village and ski resort with residential properties and various commercial establishments. The resort hosts over 100.000 visitors per year and is home to around 900 permanent inhabitants.

The energy community of Manzaneda is formed by different end users: private residential (163 residential private owners plus 53 apartments owned by MEISA), commercial (Hotel Meisa and related facilities) and industrial (ski lifts, commercial area, shops, restaurant, swimming pool, multi sports hall, water treatment plant, artificial snow guns), services users (Telefonica, Vodafone, Retegal and more).

The demo site at Manzaneda is operated by MEISA, a public ownership company created in order to operate the Manzaneda Ski Resort. The organisation is responsible for the electrical energy supply to the ski resort and for the operation and maintenance of the distribution grid. The energy community will explore a simulation of time-of-use energy tariffs. It will be one of the first sites in Spain where the new law on self-consumption (Real Decreto-ley 15/2018) can be applied in real-life environment and be integrated to the local energy community business case development.

In this energy community, smart metres will record real-time energy consumption (heat & electricity). Demand-response actions, including electricity storage (battery), heat storage P2H and EV s will be provided to reduce consumption during the peak hours and increase it during low energy cost periods. Then, the cost energy will be calculated in one or few given smart-contract scenarios, optimised for the whole energy community and compared to present cost for the consumers in the energy island. An e-vehicles charging station and a caravan parking electrical supply infrastructure will also be installed to increase electricity usage also during warmer seasons. An incentivisation program will be defined to encourage private consumers to “play the game”, optimising their common time dependence consumption and demand-response actions.

Energy demand and micro-grid measures

Spain - Manzaneda
Energy Demand
4.334 MWh/year
Storage Measures
Total Batteries: 42 KWh
1 Electric Vehicle
4.109 MWh/Year
Energy Supply created
Solar panels
150 kW
Production measures in MWh/yr
225 MWh/year
Savings in Ton Co2
195 ton/ year