The UNESCO Chair on “Sustainable energy communities

Planning fully autonomous energy communities powered by locally produced renewable sources

Innovative methods for fully autonomous energy communities

The UNESCO Chair on “Sustainable energy communities” aims at defining the principles and technical design instruments for the simulation and draw-up  of communities that could be thoroughly energy autonomous; all this through innovative methods for the integration of electrical and thermal systems, only powered by locally produced renewable sources.

To this aim, it is essential prefiguring  a completely innovative case study, overturning the current paradigm where energy resources adapt to user requests and needs. The UNESCO Chair project will examine a new perspective possibly adapting  the users  energy demand (also by negotiating consumption for civil and industrial use) with the available energy resources, both in terms of overall consumption and hourly distribution.

Software tool able to simulate and design the smart grid layout

The energy management of a mini smart-grid in presence of a system of strongly distributed renewable energy generators will be addressed through a software tool able to simulate and design the smart grid layout with a strongly distributed renewable energy sources interlaced with thermal and energy storages. The software will be also able to simulate possible critical social situations in these scenarios.