Project description

When updating the Internal Market Directive and the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) in 2018 and 2019, the further expansion of renewable energy generation while maintaining the quality of supply in energy networks was addressed. In order to achieve the expansion goals, among other things, a massive expansion of generation capacities from photovoltaic systems is necessary. This expansion takes place primarily on a decentralized basis in low power grid levels. In order to be able to continue to guarantee the maintenance of the quality of supply, the electricity generated by photovoltaic systems must be on site if possible, i.e. in the lower power grid levels.

Energy communities should contribute to this in the future. Participants in these communities can trade energy with one another locally and thus contribute to load balancing in the lower network levels.

Services in the context of energy communities must be accepted by users and be easy to use. The NETSE project deals with the following aspects:

  • Using service engineering in all development processes generates solutions that promise a high level of user acceptance.
  • Conception of a data and information platform that enables control and regulation tasks for technical units as well as the handling of business processes.
  • Development of concepts and principles for the internal organization of energy communities.
  • Development of a data-based optimization which enables technical configurations of energy communities and which e.g. regulate operation by controlling loads or using energy storage systems.


Project partner

  • Fachhochschule Wiener Neustadt GmbH
  • BEST research GmbH
  • Austrian Institute for Technology
  • Microtronics Engineering GmbH
  • Stadtgemeinde Wieselburg
  • Ella GmbH
  • Netz Niederösterreich GmbH
  • EVN AG