WHAT IS DATA CELLAR
The Validation Cases represents a wide range of possible energy communities that could be found around Europe and are managed/promoted by different stakeholders. The Validation Cases will interact at two different levels with DATA CELLAR:
Crowd the data space with existing data around energy communities which will cover different energy (electricity, heating and cooling, gas, water…) and non-energy vectors (mobility, transport, user behaviours…).
The different stakeholders through the data space, will have access to both data to be used in an aggregated way for their business as well as the different data-driven services that will be developed within DATA CELLAR and that will be available to the stakeholders.
Thanks to the already identified Validation Cases, DATA CELLAR will be populated during the initial phase of the validation campaign with the following data:
Weather data in different EU locations
Smart meter energy data
Thermal/Cooling consumption of profiled end-users
Electricity consumption of profiled end-users
Grid need for Flexibility data
Specific Load controls
Typical Wind turbine/PV power production in different EU locations
Power production rate of different assets (i.e. PV, hydro, biomass, CHP, heat pumps…) in different EU locations Building consumptions based on building type
Energy costs (Electricity, natural gas..).
Upon that, the VCs responsible partners, already identified the innovation potential of DATA CELLAR and how they can leverage DATA CELLAR for the spread of energy community in their network. Potential services already identified are:
Have access to several data (thermal consumption, energy demand, water/biomass/wind availability) for a correct dimensioning and improve the energy community operability
Evaluate new business models and new services to suggest to the community
Enhancement of current energy management systems and integration of innovative energy generation and management techniques
Future development of RES
Increased profit of LEC members through better forecasting techniques
Suggest future investments/ extensions/new formations of RECs
Market value of flexibility in community (trade excess energy)
Estimate the impact the electrification of transport and heating on the islands will have on the local electricity network
Evaluation of ancillary/grid flexibility services provision via LEC.