Horizon 2020 project

RENergetic

Community-empowered Sustainable Multi-Vector Energy Islands

The consortium of RENergetic is delighted to announce the start of this joint initiative selected and granted by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme.

The European Commission‘s aim is to achieve the climate neutrality by 2050

2020
Start of the project
2030
- 40/50 % CO2
2050
Climate neutrality
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2020

Start of the project

2030

- 40/50 % CO2

2050

Climate neutrality

How cities can achieve energy neutrality?

The main reason why this Project has been conceived is to demonstrate the viability of the so-called urban energy islands.

The goal of the RENergetic project is to demonstrate the improvement of efficiency and energy autarky, the community involvement in and the socio-economic viability of three urban energy islands:  The New Docks in Ghent (BE), the Warta Campus in Poznan (PL) and the Hospital and Research campus in Segrate-Milan (Italy).

RENergetic empowers Renewable Energy Communities to inhabit Energy Islands based on an Economy of Quality (quality attributed to the value of living and working in a clean energy society), fueling their involvement in processes traditionally hidden for local communities such as heat supply.

RENergetic's goals

Increase the amount of renewable energy

Increase the energy efficiency of local energy systems

Place the consumer at the center of the energy transition

Sharing the surplus with the rest of the public grid

Optimizing consumption

Innovative technologies will be used to achieve these goals

Digital Twins

Digital Twins

RENergetic will provide a societal and community view. An energy island will hence comprise a virtual community of prosumers, extended by one or more digital twins, that exploit cross-sectorial energy vectors for the sake of CO2 neutrality and the best possible socioeconomical values to be achieved under the premises of island mode of operation.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence and smart control strategies (machine learning) at the edges of the power grid will play an increasingly important role in the near future. This will lead to a cognitive system where artificial grid intelligence and human intelligence blend within sustainable energy communities, predominantly characterized by renewable energy characteristic.

Project's site pilots

RENergetic will demonstrate the viability of energy islands
in three site pilots, each of them of a different nature:

New Docks

a residential area in Ghent - Belgium

San Raffaele Hospital

and its Investigation & Research Campus in Segrate Municipality - Milan, Italy

Warta University Campus

Poznan - Poland