Desire for energy independence or at least optimized operation applies also to collectivities. City districts, commercial campuses or even real estate properties are more and more often equipped with decentralized production units shared between producers, prosumers and consumers alike. Here, all actors share one objective: To reduce primary energy need and to increase back-up supply.
While security of supply is well managed by energy service providers, management of energy independence requires planning and supervision to ensure service agreements are properly met.
Service agreements are mutually binding contracts and District Energy is all about anticipating and managing risks in contracts’ deviations. Contractual agreements will require scrutiny as to guarantee:
- Balance (energy and economical) at the district level to guarantee viability of energy delivery
- Energy delivery towards tenants in respect to agreed boundaries
Finally, GreenCom’s optimization technology could also complement this SLA balance process considering optimization of all related elements on a long term objective, i.e. annual balance volume and economic benefit.