Energy communities are a decisive step on the path to decarbonization. Their success is largely determined by the level of coordination between their participants. Close cooperation and coordination are vital to fully exploit the advantages and potential offered by an energy community in order to create a sustainable and climate-friendly energy future.
The planning tool for energy communities is exceptionally useful in developing customized and holistic solutions for municipalities, companies, and emerging energy communities.
This tool offers many advantages:
Basic data for a quick investment decision: It provides rapidly available information that is crucial for evaluating the profitability of an energy project, in turn enabling an informed and prompt investment decision.
Optimal integration of renewable energies: The tool supports the efficient integration of renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics, wind energy and biomass into the energy plan. As a result, the share of clean energy can be increased, and the environmental impact minimized.
Minimising energy costs: By incorporating energy efficiency measures and smart energy management, the tool helps reduce energy costs and achieve long-term savings.
Minimising carbon emissions: It facilitates the planning and implementation of strategies to reduce carbon emissions, which is an important step in combatting climate change.
Increasing energy independence: The tool helps in creating energy communities that wish to make their energy supply more independent. This can increase the security of energy supply and reduce dependence on external energy sources.
Overall, the planning tool helps in designing and optimizing energy communities that are tailored to the needs and goals of their respective stakeholders.
We help you develop a comprehensive energy plan for your energy community.
Step 1: Data collection
The first step towards developing a comprehensive energy plan is to collect relevant energy-related data and determine the framework conditions. This includes the present demand for electricity, heating and cooling (ideally in the form of load profiles), information about current energy systems, as well as existing technologies such as photovoltaics (PV), energy storage and heating systems. Information on other framework conditions is also required, including available areas for PV systems, the planned participants and metering points for the energy community or electric mobility integration.
Step 2: Evaluation
The second step is to analyse the collected data. Mathematical optimization calculations are used to develop a holistic energy plan. This ensures a comprehensive view of the system, both in terms of its economic efficiency and ecological aspects.