Renewable Energy

INTERACT

INTERACT helps the emergence of Energy Communities as one important building block to achieve Positive Energy Districts. The overall project goal is – based on a competence network of successful PED approaches – to enable the focus regions to introduce the first worldwide Local Energy Communities and Sector Coupling based in a holistic approach.
Based on

  • success-factors from a competence-network of existing PED/PEN approaches,
  • stakeholder needs and motivation,
  • locally availably technology and
  • a holistic system architecture

the optimal organisation and structure of a Local Energy Community will be designed. By the example of two focus regions in Sweden and Austria, a roadmap is developed, where the local energy community is embedded into the whole power system in a secure, responsive and reliable way. The resulting guidelines of the INTERACT are fed back into the PED/PEN-competence network to reach a maximal dissemination impact.

Partner:

  • Sonnenplatz Großschönau GmbH (Projektleitung)
  • Technische Universität Wien - Institut für Energiesysteme und Elektrische Antriebe (ESEA)
  • LEEF Technologies s.r.o
  • Tornet FasƟghetsutveckling AB

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This project has received funding in the framework of the PED Programme, which is implemented by the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe and SET Plan Action 3.2. The project is supported by the Austrian Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology (BMK), Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR) and Swedish Energy Agency / Viable Cities, Sweden.

Zeitraum

February, 2021 to January, 2023

Fördergeber

FFG

Department

Industrial Engineering

Forschungsschwerpunkt

Renewable Urban Energy Systems

Projektteam

Andrea Werner

Andrea Werner, MSc

Scientific Staff
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Kurt Leonhartsberger

Kurt Leonhartsberger, MSc

Head of Competence Center
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daniel.bell

Mag. Daniel Bell

Junior Lecturer/Researcher

Dr.techn. Karthik Subramanya Bhat, MSc.

Lecturer/Researcher
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Beyond

Blockchain based ElectricitY trading for the integration Of National and Decentralized local markets)

The BEYOND project integrates regional-local-prosumer electrical systems by implementing a secure, automatized and decentralise local market based on smart contracts and blockchain technologies. This will be validated and demonstrated based on the "need-owners" (market actors: include con-\ prosumers, aggregators, communities) along with stakeholder engagements (especially DSOs and market operators) activities
In Austria in two demo-sites (municipality and cooperative of SMEs) the developed market design of local markets will be tested. The Austrian consortium covers the whole value chain of the need-owners. User-centred co-creation processes enable people, communities, districts, cities and regions to be actors in the future sustainable energy supply; establish new cooperative partnerships and stakeholders including con-\ prosumers in the innovation process.

Zeitraum

October, 2019 to September, 2022

Fördergeber

Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG

Department

Industrial Engineering

Forschungsschwerpunkt

Renewable Urban Energy Systems

Projektteam

Kurt Leonhartsberger

Kurt Leonhartsberger, MSc

Head of Competence Center
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Andrea Werner

Andrea Werner, MSc

Scientific Staff
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Susanne Schidler

Mag. Dr. Susanne Schidler

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CLUE

Concepts, Planning, Demonstration and Replication of Local User-friendly Energy Communities

CLUE will acquire knowledge on optimized design, planning and operation of Local Energy Communities (LECs) and will develop a tool kit for planning and operation as key elements for successful replication and upscaling of LECs. Research and development will be executed on technologies with the focus on flexibilities and sector coupling for LEC energy systems, on services by developing business models and recommendations on improved regulatory framework and on stakeholder involvement by partnering with developers and service providers and integrating consumer, prosumer, and organizer of LECs in a living-lab concept. CLUE is executed by leading European research institutes, industry, and local partners, working together in five demo sites in four countries. By implementing and testing different technological and market solutions and executing a cross-country analysis, CLUE can develop optimized LEC solutions in dependency on country and site-specific framework conditions.

Zeitraum

July, 2019 to June, 2022

Fördergeber

Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft FFG

Department

Industrial Engineering

Forschungsschwerpunkt

Renewable Urban Energy Systems

Projektteam

Kurt Leonhartsberger

Kurt Leonhartsberger, MSc

Head of Competence Center
+43 1 333 40 77-583
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Andrea Werner

Andrea Werner, MSc

Scientific Staff
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Susanne Schidler

Mag. Dr. Susanne Schidler

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KiTSmart

Population growth and a rising urbanization, accompanied by increasing mobility needs, the demand for a more responsible use of energy and the reduction of CO2 emissions will represent decisive issues in urban areas in the coming years.

Intelligent technologies, based on information technologies, contribute in a decisive way to overcome these challenges. Experts can be trained, so that they can plan and implement solutions through a comprehensive and high-quality education.

The main objective of the project consists on anchor a competence team focusing on educational activities related to technologies for Smart Cities, in the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. This is done by a competency team consisting of a technically excellent team leader and two researchers whose aim is to establish and provide future proof high qualitative education.

This will contribute to expand the offer of high-quality qualification opportunities in future industries that are highly relevant for the economy, such as ICT for smart mobility and smart energy.

Related activities of the team may include evaluation and adaption of existing educational offers in strong relation with requests from industry, the establishment of new teaching materials with respect to gender and diversity guidelines as well as a setup of an appropriate simulation environment for laboratory work. The conception of further educational offers (e.g. Master Degree Program “Smart Cities”) should improve and ensure high qualification of human resources for the industry and ensure jobs for citizens, in respect to the future-proof and challenging field of Smart Cities.

Zeitraum

November, 2015 to October, 2018

Fördergeber

City of Vienna

Department

Computer Science

Forschungsschwerpunkt

Renewable Urban Energy Systems

Projektteam

Olaverri Monreal Cristina FHTW

Dr. Christina Olaverri Monreal, MA

Research & Development
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Mathias Ballner

Mathias Ballner, MSc

PD Short Cycle Programs App- and Web-Development
+43 1 333 40 77-230
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Bernhard Kossak, MSc

Research & Development
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