REINVENT- market design innovation to support an integrated belgian energy system

ProjectEnergy strategies and markets

Different energy carriers (electricity, gas, heat, green molecules) play a role in a connected energy system. Sector coupling takes place at the supply-side with the integration between multiple energy carriers and at the demand side with the coupling between different end user segments. Maximizing the benefits of sector coupling requires a fundamental rethinking of market design, business and financing models. REINVENT will define a roadmap for sector coupling in Belgium based on advanced models and robust test cases.

The project will support the following objectives with a combination of R&D (Digital Twin for sector coupling for Belgium) and relevant pilot projects:

  • Define a unified and integrated vision on sector coupling for Belgium
  • Adaptations to market design to support sector coupling
  • Development of multi-carrier business models for both industrial and residential flexibility (focusing on energy communities)
  • Set of case studies/pilots that will calculate the feasibility of certain ‘sector coupling concepts’ or demonstrate specific multi-energy systems, both at the industrial and the built environment level.

Partners: VITO, KU Leuven, UMons, ULB, Rescoop Vlaanderen, IDETA, Fluxys, Realto, Viriya Energy

Kris Kessels

Researcher Energy Markets at EnergyVille/VITO

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