|The concept of Citizen Energy Communities (CECs), as introduced by Directive (EU) 2019/944 is leveraged in NEON to set the legal and business foundations to enable faster market uptake, and facilitate communities, both residential and nonresidential, in becoming energy-efficient.|
NEON exploits building energy efficiency, renewable energy generation and storage, and demand flexibility to increase energy savings, reduce CO2 emissions, and provide cost savings across sectors. The goal is to engage grid stakeholders, service providers and final consumers in order to establish, in co-creation, the cross-sectoral arrangements and underlying service concepts. NEON will join multi-measure energy efficiency interventions and advanced control capabilities to maximize the positive impact of energy efficiency by improving the building operation performance and make the demand-side flexibility as manageable and procurable resource. NEON will advance the energy efficiency services already available on the market and couple them with other energy services and non-energy benefits, providing an integrated approach to energy generation, storage and consumption management. To enable servitization of proposed concepts, NEON will bring innovative business and contracting models by integrating EPC with P4P schemes, and establish innovative M&V methodology. The proposed service concepts and business models will be showcased in 4 CEC setups (residential, non-residential and mixed) serving as early adopters, whereby follow-up replication plans across 7 “follower” communities will be developed during the project.
The Institute Mihajlo Pupin will host the NEON General Assembly on 19th and 20th of September 2022. The IMP staff will have an opportunity to network with experts from 12 institutions involved in the implementation of the NEON project. More information about the project can be found here.
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