Any physical (i.e., hardware) or virtual (i.e., software) asset which could be relevant for the operation of an energy community.
From installations that use, store or produce electricity to any technological system which communicates, monitors, steers, or manages asset operation within a smart grid.
The technological and infrastructural readiness to enable P2P energy trading within an energy community requires to transcend the equipment typically available at dwelling level for a traditional consumer (i.e., loads consuming electricity). A P2P-ready energy community must have assets for electricity production, as well as systems for smart metering each peer?s action, devices enabling seamless communication between participants, and, tools enabling the management and operation of each technological asset.
You should think about
- Devices that mainly use electricity
- Systems which allow electricity storage
- Installations that produce electricity from renewable sources
- Equipment for the communication, monitoring, steering, and managing asset operation within a smart grid