• Our pilot sites

    The REScoopVPP solutions will undergo a large-scale experimentation in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and the UK. Each of these pilot sites fulfill a specific function and business model in the context of a real electricity market actor.

  • Energent/Ecopower

    Belgium

    Energent/Ecopower

    Belgium

    Energent is a Belgian cooperative over 1200 members founded in 2013 and located in Ghent. Energent is active in the fields of renewable energy projects, energy efficiency and energy services. EnerGent facilitated more than 350 of its members in improving energy efficiency in their houses and assisted about 450 household in PV installation.

     

    Ecopower is a Belgian cooperative with nearly 60.000 members, equally spread over the Flanders region. It has 23 wind turbines; 3 small hydro power installations, 1 co-generation installation and 322 decentralised solar PV installations on the roofs of schools, public buildings and houses.

     

    The Belgian pilot will work further on the results of the ‘Buurzame Stroom’ project and the Interreg project cVPP. It will gather 50 users to test the COFY-box and focus on the integration and optimisation of self-generated electricity for heating and cooling.

  • Enercoop

    France

    Enercoop

    France

    Enercoop is a French cooperative retailer founded in 2004. It is now a network of 11 cooperatives throughout France with more than 41.000 members and 95.000 clients.

     

    This pilot will test the effectiveness of the REScoopVPP tools, their acceptability for end-customers as well as their real impact in imbalance management. For this, Enercoop will involve about 20 of its French residential consumers.

     

    Enercoop will broadcast an implicit demand response signal to favour demand shift according to its own balancing needs. In this regard, the pilot will test the ability to use flexibility directly to balance the perimeter of a retailer (without selling it to ancillary market) in order to exploit even small-scale capacities.

  • Bürgerwerke

    Germany

    Bürgerwerke

    Germany

    Bürgerwerke is a federation gathering more than 90 REScoops throughout Germany, representing over 40,000 citizens. These REScoops have developed renewable energy projects largely on existing buildings, financed through direct citizen crowd investment. Together, they are operating more than 450 of these projects in Germany.

     

    Bürgerwerke offers an energy sharing tariff to members. This tariff has a fixed price and therefore has no price incentive to use flexibility options at times suitable for the overall system.

     

    Within the REScoopVPP project, Bürgerwerke will upgrade the smartness in 5 existing commercial, municipal and/or large apartment buildings with generation and flexible assets in order to leverage demand response and energy efficiency potentials, and test a smart energy sharing tariff.

  • Carbon Coop

    United Kingdom

    Carbon Coop

    United Kingdom

    Carbon Co-op is an energy services co-operative based in the Greater Manchester city region in the UK which was setup in 2006 and constituted in 2011. Originally founded to undertake deep renovation of homes, it has now expanded its efforts into the area of smart energy and flexibility with the aim of becoming a combined aggregator/ESCO. It’s over 200 members and 9 staff work collectively to reduce their carbon emissions and promote carbon reduction measures to their communities across the North West of England.

     

    This pilot will install and test COFY-box based systems and aggregator tools in 50 homes and small businesses in the Greater Manchester region with a focus on providing new control and enabling flexibility from equipment such as immersion water heaters, storage heaters, and electric vehicle chargers.

  • Som Energia

    Spain

    Som Energia

    Spain

    Som Energia was the first energy cooperative established in Spain. The cooperative was founded by 150 citizens in 2010. Today, Som Energia has nearly 68.000 members. and more than six thousand members invested a total of €14,100,000 in the project. The cooperative is also promoting renewable energy throughout collective purchases of PV panels among their cooperative members.

     

    The Spanish pilot will focus on testing the tools related to the load shifting of in-home devices as well as PV production forecasting, dynamic pricing, user interface and management tools. The Spanish pilot site will have at least 25 prosumers with on-site PV generation and with controllable long lifecycle devices available, such as electrical vehicles.

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