ERSE approves energy community pilot projects promoted by Cleanwatts and Galp


ERSE – the Energy Services Regulatory Authority - has classified the CER Cleanwatts Living Lab and the Renewable Energy Community of Caxias projects, promoted by Cleanwatts and Galp, respectively, as pilot projects for self-consumption and renewable energy communities.

This decision brings to six the number of energy community pilot projects approved by ERSE.

The CER Cleanwatts Living Lab involves five different areas for dynamic energy sharing, in Coimbra, Condeixa-a-Nova and Anadia, and integrates storage solutions, electric vehicle charging, load control for efficient consumption management and local energy markets.

The Renewable Energy Community of Caxias includes dynamic energy sharing and integrates storage, electric vehicle charging and energy efficiency solutions.

The approved pilot projects are committed to sharing the results of their implementation, helping to accelerate the development of collective self-consumption and energy communities.

These projects are also part of the pilot project developed by E-REDES on the rules for the sharing of self-consumption energy based on hierarchical algorithms and dynamic energy sharing.

The rules for dynamic and hierarchical sharing have been clarified in the Self-Consumption Regulation, recently amended as part of Public Consultation No 113.

ERSE’s approval of the pilot project’s classification under the Self-Consumption Regulation is without prejudice to the necessary licensing procedure with the Directorate-General for Energy and Geology

Access the list of approved pilot projects.