HESTIA is an EU funded Horizon 2020 project developing a cost-effective solution for the next-generation demand-side response services by encouraging residential consumers to engage in flexibility sharing and grid balancing. User-personalised services will help lay the foundation for an open marketplace and a new grid reality.
The HESTIA consortium is composed of 19 partners from 9 countries (Italy, France, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Denmark and Serbia), gathering energy service providers, pilot sites, R&D institutions, and public authorities, as well as industrial, technological, consulting, and investment companies. i.LECO will deliver the blockchain-based LES platform that will set the foundation for an open marketplace with potential for “community trading” and flexibility sharing on all pilot sites. i.LECO is also developing the designated user visualisation and communication interfaces for consumer engagement.
HESTIA started in December 2020 and will take 36 months to complete. During this period, 3 energy communities will be established in the Netherlands, France, and Italy. These pilots will provide a wide diversity of demonstration opportunities in terms of population densities, consumer categories, geographical locations, and climates.
To find out more, visit the website – https://hestia-eu.com/