The ROLECS project is a FLUX50 VLAIO-funded research project to transform the energy landscape following the position of the European Commission: more sustainable and active participation of the end consumer. The concept aimed at is developing Local Energy Communities (LEC).
25 companies and 5 knowledge partners will provide answers to relevant challenges, including:
- How can potential Local Energy Communities (LEC) participants be activated to become effective members and active contributors?
- How can social aspects be integrated into the technical energy models and success of a LEC?
- How to develop advanced control algorithms that anticipate the human aspect?
- What is the impact of a large-scale rollout of LECs on the energy system as a whole, on emissions and on further investments in a more sustainable and reliable backup infrastructure?
To make real contributions and play a leading role in LEC research in Europe, 10 pilot sites have been selected to take on the role of Living Labs and provide test cases and data to ensure the relevance of ROLECS.
The 30 partners have a common goal: to make LECs a relevant part of our energy system that enables more local renewable energy and offers new business opportunities without increasing the social costs of public infrastructure.