More and more local communities are realising that they have a pivotal role to play in driving forward the energy transition. There are a number of energy transition pathways available to citizens as well as the organizations that govern and design transformative and inclusive energy solutions. This calls for advanced utility energy systems to be fully integrated with robust controls; systems that are flexible and can harness the growing number of third-party owned assets.
Note – this webinar took place on Wednesday 29 July 2021.
Our webinar and Q&A session with E.ON Innovation’s Luis Hernandez, Head of Energy Communities & Networks and Denver Rumney, Senior Business Innovation Manager uncovered:
• Use cases for distribution network
• Building on experiences from past projects (e.g. the innovation project in Simris, Sweden)
• Regulations surrounding DNOs and the challenges for resiliency as a service (‘RaaS’)
• Solutions to help address the challenges of the current maximum electricity capacity
• The issues that may arise from an increase in decarbonisation in line with COVID-19 recovery plans
• Summary of the new investment opportunities across European countries in this market
Luis Hernandez is a specialist in the area of citizen energy communities and energy network optimization of thermal and electricity networks. He started his career at E.ON in 2013 and is currently heading the innovation team for “Energy Communities and Networks”. Based on his wide knowledge range in business, regulations and technical topics in the energy industry, Luis is driving forward-thinking projects across Europe.
Denver leads topics within E.ON Innovation relating to the integration of renewable and low carbon technologies onto electrical supply networks, with a particular focus on the smartification of the final mile and flexible load management. Prior to his work in the energy network side, Denver worked for a leading heat pump manufacturer in both specification and product development, and also has experience in the renewable generation industry.