Local Energy Communities for the 2 Seas Region

01 February 2020 → 31 March 2023
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Law not elsewhere classified
  • Engineering and technology
    • Electrical energy production and distribution
    • Renewable power and energy systems engineering
energy communities
Project description

A succesfull take-off of Energy Communities (EC's) in the 2-Seas region. The new LEC-option in legislation gets adopted by the stakeholders, the market and energy consumers to create energy synergies and cooperation models. This will lead to unlocking extra potential of mid-scale sustainable energy (large solar PV, CHP, district heating, microgrids, storage, wind...) shared in the EC's. The acceptance and adoption of sustainable energy technologies increases with businesses, citizens and/or organisations. Carbon redudtion via more sustainable energy production.

  • Knowledge building with 640 potential EC-stakeholders and decision makers reached with the knowledge platform
  • 8 lighthouse demonstration projects throughout the 2-Seas region with a different scope.
  • €30 MLN investments triggered via the lighthouse demonstrators
  • 15.000 MWh renewable energy production per year by the 8 lighthouse projects
  • 3.750 tCO2 savings per year by the 8 lighthouse projects