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Local energy systems driven by renewable energy communities for a socially fair energy transformation


LocalRES project will deploy innovative local energy systems driven by renewable energy communities for a socially fair energy transformation that puts renewable energy into the hands of communities and people. LocalRES will deliver new digital tools that will boost the expected structural change in the current energy system at different levels:

  • Generation: increasing the number of small producers.
  • Market: creating local energy markets.
  • Distribution: establishing a multidirectional energy flow and promoting REC driven energy services. 
  • Consumers: empowering consumers to be active and participating in the energy system and the design of their own Renewable Energy Communities (REC).


  • The main objective of LocalRES is to engage citizens and communities to participate in the energy transition.
  • To define services driven by REC.
  • To develop a planning toll that helps with the decision making processes.
  • To integrate multiple energy vectors. 
  • To demonstrate solutions for the decabornisation of the local energy systems in 4 different EU contexts.


  • Review current regulation regarding REC.
  • Definition of REC-driven services and use cases. 
  • Development of the planning tool and the MEVPP.
  • Implementation of solutions in the demo sites. 
  • CARTIF coordinates the project, leads the definition of use cases in the REC and collaborates in the development of the planning tool and the MEVPP.

Expected Results

  • Planning tool.
  • Multi Energy Virtual Power Plant tool.
  • Blockchain P2P open marketplace, adapted to the energy sector, being energy communities and electric companies the potential users. 
  • Blackout strategies after a failure in the electricity supply: application to energy communities.
  • Evaluation framework of the solutions in the demo sites. 



Grant Agreement 957819

Total Budget: 7,175,642.86 €
Contribution: 6,095,862.50 €
Duration: 01/05/2021 – 30/04/2025

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Mª Ángeles Gallego

Energy Division


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