The Dutch demonstrator involvestwo small living labs equipped with various types flexible appliances, storage options, PV generation and an electric vehicle charging stations. The ultimate goal is to operate the living lab (almost) autarkic from the main utility grids. Furthermore, an energy cooperative in the region, which strive for energy autarky, will be involved. The specific objectives of the demonstrator include:
- Develop and demonstrate a smart grid energy management system to employ flexibility options (batteries, electric vehicles, heat pumps) as a local integrated community setup to utilise high level of self-consumption based on generated solar PV and wind. The system has to be able to operate – at least for some time period – in islanded mode;
- Develop and demonstrate an Internet of Things (IoT) data platform to support the planning within the system and the economic and reliable operation of the (islanded) local energy system;
- Develop and demonstrate smart grid ready interfaces for asset utilisation and control to support DSM, peak shaving, offering flexibility options to larger networks and increasing the degree of autarky;
- Develop organisational models, a dashboard, and Multi Criteria Analysis tools for energy communities for collective energy exchange and effective management of the local integrated energy systems.