While the topic of energy communities has been on the agenda since the ratification of the Renewable Expansion Act at the beginning of July and one no longer shakes the raison d'être of energy communities, more and more citizens organize themselves locally or regionally and act on their own to produce electricity within the neighborhood. Sounds simple and reasonable, but how can this be put into practice?
A software from Switzerland promises this. PowerQuartier networks participants in a renewable energy community according to EAG §16c, calculates the energy flows between the parties and visualizes the data. While the innovation lab at illwerke vkw spoke out in favor of using the software last year, Energie Burgenland has also been cooperating with the PowerQuartier software since spring 2021.
In August, further participants will receive their access to PowerQuartier. With the software, service providers or municipalities can set up energy communities and actively involve interested participants in the process via an app. The idea is to accompany citizens on their way to the energy transition and to motivate them to expand the use of photovoltaics, electric cars and battery storage.
The company behind PowerQuartier, Exnaton AG, is an official SAP partner. The calculation algorithms based on research at ETH Zurich will shortly be available for SAP customers in the SAP Store. The solution can be integrated into an existing SAP landscape, or used independently in combination with other ERP systems.
If you want to learn more about renewable energy communities and PowerQuartier, you are welcome to attend the Exnaton AG webinar series. The next seminar is on September 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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