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IElectrix project overview

Context

IElectrix is a response to the Horizon 2020 Call for proposals LC-SC3-ES-3-2018-2020 of the European Commission: “Integrated local energy systems (Energy islands)”. This call addresses the challenge of a single and smart European electricity grid in integrating renewable energy sources. This call promotes the enabler role of the Distribution system operators to connect Citizen Energy Communities to the network.

Objectives and ambitions

  • Increase RES integration into the network
  • Connect Citizen Energy Communities to MV & LV networks
  • Build flexible and smart micro-grids
  • Increase grid resilience and thereby security of supply
  • Improve consumers’ involvement (prosumers)
  • Develop innovative and sustainable technical solutions and business models

Challenges

  • Various regulatory regimes
  • Diverse geographical, technical and economical situations
  • Different stages of citizen energy communities development

5 real-scale demonstrators

in order to demonstrate the essential role of the DSO in the energy transition in implementing local solutions:


Mobile storage unit


Demand side response


Grid digitalisation

 

Duration

01/05/2019 - 31/10/2022
42 Months

Funding program

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824392

Keywords

Energy storage
Smart grids
Renewable energy
Grid digitalisation
Citizen Energy Communities

IElectrix

16 partners in 9 countries (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Spain)