Rolecs: Roll out of Local Energy Communities (LECs)

ICON Project

The main goal of Rolecs is to generate multiple models to optimize the concept of a single LEC, understand the grid limitations and study the impact of a large scale roll out on the overall energy system, the emissions and the impact on large scale sustainable investments.

The project includes 10 complementary pilots to generate various data sets for LEC model design and –validation, and aims at presenting LEC cooperation concepts that respect all related end-consumers whether they participate in a LEC or not. Rolecs is a collaborative project, grouping all Flemish research institutions involved in energy research and 25 companies, studying (and operationalizing where possible) both business and legal implications and determining how to interact with existing legislation and technology.

Research project Powerdale will deliver monitoring & EV-charging infrastructure for two pilot sites and will participate in the development of viable business models.


  • Analysing, designing and validating models for LECs
  • Studying business and legal options and how they interact with the exisiting legislation and technology
  • Setting up a 3-phase LV and MV model for grid congestion analysis
  • Collecting data and deriving the intercorrelations that define human behaviour