Energy storage has been expected to improve the working conditions and the stress-resistance of the grid, making it more secure, reliable and responsive, in the face of an increasing diffusion of renewables. At the same time, energy storage systems may be used to increase the local self-consumption of decentralised generation.
Using the case of a neighbourhood battery located in Haarlemmermeer, in the Netherlands, this report analysis the potential transformative impact of local energy storage in the energy transition. More specifically, it focuses on the opportunities and constraints for a collaborative business model for the neighbourhood battery in the Netherlands, as well as the challenges and tensions that emerge for the main parties involved. The perspectives of the network operator are compared with those of renewable energy initiatives in the country and, in parts, with the perspectives of the involved end-users.
Energy communities interested in storage solutions can learn from the Dutch experience and benefit from their lessons learned.
This guide provides a very first introduction to community energy financing. To make it easy to read and hands-on, it includes 14 practical and recent financing stories of European energy communities.
This guide presents the different ways municipalities can work with their residents to kickstart and support community energy projects. It builds on the most relevant publications on the topic and includes many examples from all over Europe.
Whether you don’t know where to start from or you are stuck with a specific issue in the development of your energy community, an expert can help you.