1. Project Management and Administration
Goal in brief: to set up an administration and management structure for the SUSTENANCE project, to ensure that the project is effectively organized, coordinated and operated to follow the set-up time schedule and disseminate results accordingly.
2. Modelling, control algorithms and technical impact analysis of smart local integrated energy community
Goal in brief: to support the evaluation of the field data, develop system architectures for local multi-vector integrated energy systems, and develop and validate the test models (of e.g. appliances, renewable energy generation technology, energy storage, the local grid, base load profiles, etc.) control schemes and grid analysis applicable for all the demonstration activities (WP4, WP5, WP6, WP7) in the project. As the main outcome, this WP aims to establish generic applicability of the developed methods and solutions for replication in other sites and communities.
3. Identifying socio-economic, governance and regulatory factors for optimizing the organizational configuration of more autarkic local integrated energy systems
Goal in brief: to address social innovations in the demonstration sites through:
1) analysis of socio-economic, governance and regulatory obstacles for a more autarkic local energy system,
2) mapping of the socio-economic, governance and regulatory conditions for a more autarkic local energy system, based on
a) development of a comprehensive framework of the socio-economic, governance and regulatory factors to analyse a successful and complementary organisational configuration for a more autarkic local energy system;
b) development of criteria for attractive and viable business model and a strengthened local economy in more autarkic local integrated energy systems, and
c) analysis of the social acceptability of a more autarkic local energy project for citizens, with a particular focus on the organisational configuration and how such a system can be governed.
4. Integrated local energy system demonstrator in Denmark
Goal in brief: to carry out demonstration activities in Skanderborg Municipality, Denmark, with demonstration of replacing natural gas heating of individual residential buildings with heat pump with smart salt PCM heat storage system and PV-system – at the same minimizing bottleneck problems for the local power grid system caused by PV power production and power consumption for heat pump heating – together with developing cost efficient business models for heating of individual residential buildings from integrated heat pump with heat storage and PV-systems.
5. Integrated local energy system demonstrator in India
Goal in brief: to achieve customer driven carbon neutral local energy communities for remote off grid villages, weak grid connected remote communities, and district/suburban grid connected communities. The goal of sustainable energy systems can be achieved by addressing critical verticals of energy, water, heating & cooling, irrigation, cooking, and transportation through an optimized cross coupled integrated energy carrier approach.
6. Integrated local energy system demonstrator in in Netherlands
Goal in brief: to investigate options to setup near autarkic neighbourhoods that rely up to 100% on local renewable energy for power and heating. To this end, an energy management system (EMS) is developed and tested in conjunction with a user interface (dashboard) to take action and assist the EMS. The developed EMS supports different modii that reflect the quality of service to make sure that prioritized devices receive power during non-normal situations, e.g. congestion or power outages.
7. Integrated local energy system demonstrator in Poland
Goal in brief: to carry out demonstration activities in Poland, within a housing cooperative in Sopot city – willing to be an integrated community based “energy island”. In the activities, that are carried out community involvement and interactions are to be explored.
8. Establishing the impacts of technical and social innovations in (more) autarkic local energy systems and design benchmark models
Goal in brief: to establish the impacts of the technical and social innovations in the local energy system as well as to create benchmark models as standards of excellence and achievement against which the development of similar autarkic local energy systems can be measured. This work package combines the work of the previous work packages WP2 to WP7 and especially builds upon the results from WP2 and WP3. The aim is to identify the effects that the implemented technical and socio-economic innovations have had on the local energy system. On the one hand, it is to verify the role and impact of the technological choices in smart energy grid solutions, the technical innovation, on the effective operation of the more autarkic local energy systems.
9. Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation
Goal in brief: to ensure the communication, dissemination and exploitation task of the SUSTENANCE project to be able to transfer the gained technical, regulatory as well as business method knowledge from the demonstrations to relevant stakeholders, networks, innovation actions and politicians to ensure further replication and a more intensified transformation towards decarbonised local communities in Europe, India and beyond.
10. Ethics requirements
Goal in brief: This work package sets out the ‚ethics requirements’ that the project must comply with.