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Technological solutions for Local Energy Positive Balance Communities (LEPC)


The objective of the Cervera HySGRID+ network  is to strengthen the technological capacity of Spanish Technology Centres with a high level of complementarity and promote their solid cooperation with the ultimate aim of researching and developing new technological solutions that facilitate the creation of local energy positive balance communities (LEPC) with high efficiency and based on hybrid renewable power and storage systems.

In the framework of this network, CARTIF aims to advance in the definition of criteria and methodologies for the planning and design of local positive energy communities and in the knowledge and improvement of technologies for interconnection and exchange of energy between the thermal and electrical grids.



  • Develop decentralized and efficient management of the energy resources of a LEPC.
  • Ensure stability and reliability.
  • Manage the energy transactions.
  • Improve efficiency and integration between energy systems seeking a positive fully renewable energy balance.
  • Promote the role of the user in the LEPC.
  • Ensure information exchange and decision-making in a LEPC.


  • Analysis of the inertia of structural elements.
  • Development of a test bench for the analysis and validation of thermal-electrical systems.
  • Modeling and simulation of LEPC.
  • Establishment of criteria for the design of LEPC.
  • Development of techniques for predicting thermal demand by type of building.
  • Planning of intelligent algorithms and analysis of new operation strategies for LEPC.

Expected results

  • Models and criteria for the design and development of LEPC.
  • Efficient algorithms for the integrated management of the energy systems of a LEPC.
  • Prediction algorithms of building thermal demand.
  • Test bench for validation of renewable thermal-electrical systems.


CDTI Cervera



Total budget: 3.738.200 €
CARTIF budget: 911.887 €
Duration: september 2020 – december 2022

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Jesús Samaniego

Division of Energy


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