What we do
The main objective of the REScoopVPP project is to integrate and improve different initiatives throughout Europe in order to create the most advanced community-driven smart building ecosystem to support energy communities.
Citizen renewable energy initiatives are spreading all over Europe, demonstrating that a growing number of citizens are willing to take part in the energy transition. According to research by CE Delft, 98 million EU citizens could become prosumers by 2050 by joining an energy community. The European Parliament recently recognized this trend by introducing the notions of “citizen energy communities” and “renewable energy communities” in the Clean Energy Package for All Europeans.
Energy cooperatives have been front-runners of the energy transition and engage in a unique way with their members, putting forward a non-profit-oriented, highly participative approach. Therefore, they are well equipped to facilitate the uptake of new technologies and consumption patterns in an accessible manner.
The consortium partners represent some of the most important energy cooperatives in Europe. REScoopVPP through its unique partners and network will have a privileged access to market participants and potential users of the REScoopVPP solution.
The REScoopVPP project aims to bring different initiatives throughout Europe together to form the largest and most advanced community-driven open smart building eco-system for REScoops and citizen energy communities. The main goal of the ecosystem is to enable end-users to lower overall energy consumption and to use primarily renewable energy whenever available. The ecosystem consists of a Community-driven Flexibility Box (COFY-box) that enables the project to make existing buildings smarter, as well as a set of community tools targeted at renewable energy cooperatives (REScoops) and citizen energy communities (CEC) to organise themselves as aggregators and retailers of renewable energy.
REScoopVPP will adopt a user-centred approach in order to design a product that answers the need and expectations of its future users. REScoopVPP aims at enabling comfortable lifestyles while consuming only renewable energy and minimizing the CO2 impact of end-users. While this appears too complex for individuals, the organization in energy communities enables to address this challenge collectively in an effective manner.
Project start & end date
1 June 2020 - 31 May 2023
€ 4 523 437,50
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