Energy plays a crucial role in smart and sustainable cities as buildings and construction account for 36 % of energy consumption. The electrification of heating and transportation could significantly increase buildings’ electricity consumption. Previous literature has focused on on-site energy, especially in the energy community context, to encourage the cities to participate in the energy transition. However, on-site electricity can only produce one-fifth of the total demand. When pooled together, households could contribute to off-site electricity production to bring negotiation power and subsequent economic and environmental benefits. This paper examines households’ opportunities to contribute to off-site electricity production and electricity prices by utilizing the energy community concept. It quantifies the economic benefits for the households participating in a community power purchase agreement in the context of Helsinki, Finland. It presents a blockchain-based platform to facilitate the establishment of community power purchase agreements.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Dec 2022|
|MoE publication type||A4 Conference publication|
|Event||CIB World Building Congress - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 27 Jun 2022 → 30 Jun 2022