ENERGY POSITIVE COMMUNITIES

Combining central and local energy planning for energy positive communities

Key findings


G-STIC 2018 identified that to achieve a stable investment climate for energy positive communities, we need to bring together two worlds. On one hand, the world of international and national energy scenarios and planning has a strong focus on the central energy networks. On the other hand, the world of local energy planning and solutions is closely involved with renewable mini- and microgrids.

To bring both worlds together, we need a coherent portfolio with intelligent decision tools for energy planning on different geographic levels.

To empower a shift from thousands to millions of energy positive communities, we equally need energy solutions that are based on the principles of modularity, interoperability and reliability. Energy solutions are a combination of “hardware, multi-services and an integrated financing mechanism”. Energy is no longer a commodity sold per unit, it is a complete service adapted to the local needs of communities and their inhabitants.


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    An overview of G-STIC 2018 contributions

    High-level panel debate on the key findings of G-STIC 2017


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    High-level panel debate on the key findings of G-STIC 2017 download presentation

    Debate on Energy positive communities
    Achieving impact by combining global, national and local energy planning tools


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    Welcome and key messages from G-STIC2017 Guy Vekemans download presentation
    Bridging the gap between National and Local Energy Planning Brian O´ Gallachóir download presentation
    Productive Use of Renewable Energy – Driver of Economic Development David Lecoque download presentation
    Research Advances on Climate Technology Global Coopeation Policy and Case Development-Approach on Technology-Finance-Policy Integration Framework Huyng-Ju Kim download presentation

    Debate on Energy positive solutions
    Going beyond the basics


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    Technology innovations and skills development to drive microgrid electrification and ESCOs’ growth Thomas André download presentation
    Industrial Symbiosis of Bio-residues: Using Biomass to increase Farmer Well being, Decrease Solar Energy Costs, and Create Energy Positive Communities José F. Alfaro download presentation
    Climate finance approaches to fund energy positive communities Clemens Plöchl download presentation
    Energy, data and development beyond the grid Martin Hiller download presentation
    Industrial Development Officer - Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division – Department of Energy Mark Draeck download presentation
    Q&A and debate

    Debate on Planning energy positive solutions
    Part of IRENA‘s CEM Campaign “Long-term Energy Scenarios for the Clean Energy Transition”


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    Introductory remarks from the Chair Dolf Gielen download presentation
    Panel interventions Dolf Gielen download presentation

    Debate on critical success factors for achieving impact in local energy communities


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    Sustainable mini-grids: the importance of added value services Irene Calvé Saborit download presentation
    Progress and Experience sharing : Kasese Energy Champion District Initiative Kabbyanga Baluku Godfrey Kime download presentation
    Case study: Using local and remote knowledge to improve planning in public and private sector Christopher Arderne download presentation
    The cooperative dimension of local energy communities in Europe's energy transition Josh Roberts download presentation
    The Platform for Energy Access Knowledge: Is Good Data the Key to Unlocking Faster Energy Access Monkgogi Bonolo Otlhogile
    Q&A and debate

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