Local Energy Communities
We enable next generation energy markets by means of our advanced energy management combined with novel strategies. Technologies that we use include blockchain fundaments, distributed computing and AI.
The Layered Energy System (LES) is an innovative concept to cope with a variety of existing and future energy system challenges resulting from the energy transition. Implementing the LES concept, i.LECO has built a solution to allow local residents to participate in the energy transition: the i.LECO Prosumer App. It is a web-based application that offers an intuitive dashboard where residents collaboratively experience the future of renewable energy communities.
The LES concept has already been deployed to several pioneering communities in Europe and is running live pilots with real residents. In these pilots, the i.LECO’s Prosumer App is field-tested and continuously improving based on the feedback of numerous participants.
Powered by innovative software based on blockchain and AI, the i.LECO Prosumer App boasts numerous features that residents benefit from on a daily basis. These features include:
- A responsive user interface that scales seamlessly from PC to mobile device
- Comparison of your electricity consumption with the community average. Are you performing better or worse than the average household in your community?
- Monitoring the overall energy import and export of your community, as well as the locally available renewable energy.
- Seeing how much local green energy you are consuming or how much of your green energy is being used in your community.
- Insights into your electricity consumption in the past weeks, months, and years. Which of your devices contributes the most to your electricity bill?
- Gamification: compete with your neighbors on a variety of challenges, earn badges, and score points. Who will rank at the top of your community leaderboard and serve as an inspiration to others?
- Actionable tips tailored to your own energy profile. These help you decrease your electricity costs while climbing the community leaderboard.
- A sneak peek at tomorrow’s energy outlook thanks to our state-of-the-art AI forecasting algorithm.
- Automatic bidding into the local and national energy markets, allowing you to relax while our algorithms make informed decisions on your behalf.
- The ability to submit feedback or ask questions directly from the user dashboard. Is something unclear? Receive a response from our team of experts.
This Prosumer App is fully integrated with the other components (“Apps”) of the LES framework, which was pioneered by i.LECO to offer a total energy community solution. Integration with national spot and ancillary markets, congestion level services, and managing the billing process are all examples of other Apps within the LES framework which are available and customizable towards local needs.
You want your community to be a pioneer in the energy transition? Schedule a live demo of i.LECO’s Prosumer App today and learn what it takes to get you started on the path towards a fully sustainable energy society.
Please contact us below with your specific needs and ideas so we can work out the best solution for you. And stay tuned for more updates on the cases page.