The Croatian Pilot Area is located in the north-west part of Croatia, in the region of North Kvarner, on the island of Krk.The Croatian pilot sites target self-organized local energy communities, increased self-consumption from RES (RES plants owned by Ponikve eko otok Krk d.o.o. as a data source) by exploiting flexibility from DER’s, challenge of the infrastructure that must support the tourism sector and a large number of visitors in summer and also social benefits shared to alleviate energy poverty (which is also in line with general Krk policy towards local inhabitants).
The Croatian demonstrator represents a challenging use case of the local energy community with the strategic goal of becoming a net-zero island while having to support significantly increased consumption in summer months.
KRK demo partner is acting as the ESCO/ Microgrid operator in order to provide energy services to the island which has already been named as an “eco-island” community and has a strategy of becoming a net-zero energy island in place. The selected pilot consists of Ponikve headquarters and a garbage disposal facility. These buildings are equipped with smart metering and partially equipped with building sensing /control equipment. In addition, a PV rooftop facility and EV charging station will be available at the demo site.
The following pictures show the location of the pilot areas on the island of Krk, Croatia:
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