Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


Integrating community power in energy islands

The COMPILE project's goal is to foster the development of local energy systems and boost the use of local energy sources through innovative storage solutions supported by new organisational measures and business models. COMPILE project aims to activate and use local energy systems in order to support the fast growth of energy production from renewable energy sources (RES) in constrained networks, and foster the transition from centralised system with passive users into a flexible network of active users forming energy communities. This transformation aims to enhance RES integration and increase the security of supply, without the need to reinforce traditional networks.

COMPILE is uniting the efforts of distribution system operators (DSOs), market actors and the communities of active energy consumers. The project will focus on showing the benefit of cooperation through energy communities in order to solve current grid problems in a coordinated way.

COMPILE's demo cases focus on the transition from passive to active energy consumer and will show different approaches to coordination of consumers, technology and business models. The demos will have different “starting points”: different countries, different technology, organisational levels, community sizes, composition (industry/houses/retail), and regulatory perspective.

All demos feature a high replicability potential. The proposed vision is an interplay of flexible energy community-supported networks with current centralised system, increasing societal benefit with optimised planning. This will lead to a more economical use of resources, support local businesses and help decarbonise Europe.

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01/11/2018 to 30/04/2022
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