Digital solutions for energy communities: A short guidebook by the Energy Communities Repository

The Energy Communities Repository has compiled a guide with practical examples of digital solutions for energy communities in different scopes of application.

The decentralized and distributed nature of renewable energy resources requires the use of digital solutions in order to better manage our electricity consumption, balance distributed supply with demand and make optimal use of existing grid infrastructure. At the same time, the management of energy communities – which often operate like small or medium-sized companies – requires IT infrastructure for their management and operations.

The “Digital solutions for energy communities” guide, just published by the Energy Communities Repository, covers different areas of activity, including:

  • tools for energy forecasting
  • peer-to-peer trading
  • clean mobility
  • home renovation services
  • internal management and more.

It further includes an overview of digital tools produced by EU projects. This guide does not aim to be exhaustive, nor does it represent a qualitative evaluation or endorsement of the solutions presented. It illustrates types of solutions for some of the needs and challenges expressed by energy communities to the Energy Communities Repository.