Transactive Energy Colombia

 

We are an international team of researchers from various backgrounds that explores the potentials for transactive energy systems in Colombia.

Partnering Institutions

How it works

  • Prosumer produces solar energy. He cannot consume full produced quantity.
  • Via a blockchain-based network energy surplusses are automatically sold to connected consuming households. There is no intermediary energy trader involved.
  • The result: local and sustainable energy production. Efficient energy usage.

Pilot Project

In Medellín we are setting up the first pilot project for a peer-to peer energy project in Colombia. We connect prosumers and consumers from different socio-economic backgrounds, striving to provide clean, local and cheap energy for everyone. The map below shows all involved prosumers and consumers.

Prosumer

  • House
  • Estrato 2
  • PV plant 1.24 kW, inverter, wiring, smart meter MT 174D (Modem)

Prosumer

  • House
  • Estrato 3
  • PV plant 1.24 kW, inverter, wiring, smart meter MT 174D (Modem)

 

Prosumer

  • House
  • Estrato 3
  • PV plant 1.24 kW, inverter, wiring, smart meter MT 174D (Modem)

Prosumer

  • House
  • Estrato 4
  • PV plant 4.5 kW, inverter, wiring, battery 4.5 kWh, smart meter MT 174D (Modem)

Prosumer

  • House
  • Estrato 6
  • Preinstalled equipment by NEU

Prosumer

  • House
  • Estrato 6
  • Preinstalled equipment by NEU

Prosumer

  • House
  • Estrato 6
  • Preinstalled equipment by NEU

Consumer

  • House
  • Estrato 6
  • eGeo meter

Consumer

  • Apartment
  • Estrato 4
  • eGeo meter

Consumer

  • House
  • Estrato 6
  • AMS meter

Consumer

  • House
  • Estrato 6
  • AMS meter

Consumer

  • Apartment
  • Estrato 4
  • AMS meter

Consumer

  • Apartment
  • Estrato 4
  • AMS meter

Publications

Policy Briefing: Could Colombia lead the Peer-to-Peer Energy Revolution?

The document lines out necessary policy measures to be undertaken in order to reach feasibility of P-2-P energy markets in Colombia. Download it here.

Transactive Energy: Knowledge sharing with Colombia and the UK

The article provides an overview about the collaborative project Transactive Energy Colombia between Colombian and UK institutions. You can access it here.

About

We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers, private companies and the public energy supplier of the city of Medellín. We pursue an holistic aproach in order investigate the potentials for P2P energy markets in the most efficient and realistic way possible. Thanks to the variety of our backgrounds we can not only shed a light on the technical features, but also on implications for society, business and regulation.

The research group EnergEIA is currently being led by Santiago Ortega. The group is part of Universidad EIA, Medellín. With their work the researchers are investigating potentials for the implemenation of transactive energy technologies in Colombia.

The UCL Energy Institute delivers world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. The institute is led by Neil Strachan and ranks amongst the world-leading institutes in the field of energy research.

 

NEU is a Colombian startup from Medellín, focusing on building the IT infrastructure for local peer-to-peer energy markets.

Erco is a Colombian startup from Medellín that develops innovative technological solutions for the development and construction of photovoltaic systems.

EPM is the utility provider of Medellín. The company owns the regional grid and several power plants throughout Antioqiua. It is on of the main drivers of innovation for the energy sector in the region.

 

Get in touch!

Peer-to-peer energy markets are a powerful instrument on our way to more sustainable and efficient energy production. Reach out to us in case you have comments, questions, ideas or if you want to support our research.

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