To compensate the variability and non-controllability of seasonally generated renewable energy (RES) (daily fluctuations in solar radiation intensity, wind speed, etc.) development of sufficient energy storage infrastructure in the regions will play a major role in transforming RES supply potential into reality. However, local public authorities that are responsible for creating an enabling policy environment for RES infrastructure development in regions encounter numerous challenges and uncertainties in deploying sufficient energy accumulation that often remain unanswered due to a lack of knowledge and on-site capacity, which in turn significantly hinders the regional path to climate neutrality.
This project will develop Energy Equilibrium Platform – an interactive and easily applicable tool to support municipalities and energy suppliers in decision-making related to the development of efficient action plans to accelerate local RES utilization in the region, focusing on the development of sufficient energy storage infrastructure in the regions. The Energy Equilibrium Platform will be piloted in municipalities of four countries – Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden.
Keywords: renewable energy, energy storage and accumulation, regional, climate neutrality
Acronym: Energy Equilibrium
Call / Instrument: Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2021-2027 programme, priority „3 Climate-neutral societies“, objective „3.2 Energy transition“
Project budget: 1,997,687.92 EUR in total, of which 198,005.00 EUR allocated to LEI
Coordinator: Institute of Energy Systems and Environment of Riga Technical University, Latvia
- Lithuanian energy institute, Lithuania
- Sustainable Business Hub, Sweden
- Gulbene Municipality, Latvia
- SIA “Gulbenes Energo Serviss”, Latvia
- Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
- ZEBAU GmbH – Centre for Energy, Construction, Architecture and the Environment, Germany
- Thermopolis Oy, Finland
- Tukums Municipality, Latvia
- Mikołajki Pomorskie Commune, Poland
- Tomelilla kommun, Sweden
- Wejherowo municipality, Poland
The Project is funded by the European Union’s Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2021-2027.