We are working on bringing energy communities to cities and districts

When it comes to our consumption of energy, cities and districts must be secured for the future. In Enyday, we are working on a solution that will support local sharing and sale of self-produced renewable energy across multiple buildings.

Is it possible to share and sell locally produced electricity across buildings? We are currently investigating the potential of this and are in the process of developing a solution to deal with larger energy communities across buildings. Read more in our case below.
EUDP project: In three places in Denmark, we are investigating the potential of energy communities across buildings and districts
With the green transition towards more sustainable cities and buildings, there is a need to investigate how the involvement of local residents and businesses can create more renewable energy in our buildings using technology and local electricity sharing. This requires, among other things, that we investigate how we can intelligently connect locally produced electricity to the existing electrical grid, and how we can optimize our consumption through local energy communities.

In order to investigate the potential of energy communities, we have started a collaboration in three places in Denmark. All three pilot projects will help introduce energy communities as a new role on the energy market with direct participation of citizens and businesses. The goal of the project will thus also be to achieve energy flexibility through the energy communities, and to create incentives for private investment in local production of renewable energy by providing citizens and companies with new digital tools. The project will also give the participants the opportunity to contribute to the realization of a CO2-neutral energy system.

Energy communities is a new concept that has been introduced to the energy market, among other things, by virtue of two EU Directives (Directive (EU) 2019/944 and Directive 2018/2001/EU), which aim at increased sustainable electricity and greater inclusion of citizens. Together with digital technology for measuring consumption and production, these new driving forces can accelerate the green transformation of local energy markets. That is why this group of dedicated stakeholders and organizations have come together to explore these new opportunities – and we would like to invite you along.

The project is a collaboration between the Municipality of Copenhagen, DTU, Energi Danmark, EWII, PowerLabDK, Enyday ApS and By & Havn. The project is funded by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Programme (EUDP).