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Local Energy Communities in Spain: Economic Implications of the New Tariff and Variable Coefficients

IIE, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camí de Vera s/n, 46022 València, Spain
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Sustainability 2021, 13(19), 10555; https://doi.org/10.3390/su131910555
Received: 24 August 2021 / Revised: 16 September 2021 / Accepted: 17 September 2021 / Published: 23 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smartgrids and Microgrids Based on Renewable Sources)
The European Union advocates for legislative support to local energy communities. Measures include the promotion of dynamic energy allocation and discriminatory electricity tariffs such as the recent Spanish framework. However, the impact of these normative changes is not yet evaluated. This paper inquires into the impact of dynamic allocation coefficient and different electricity tariffs on the profitability of local energy communities. To do so, a linear optimisation model is developed and applied to real consumer data in Spain around a variable capacity photovoltaic generation plant. Comparing the economic performance of the static or variable power allocation under the effect of changing electricity tariffs. While both measures are beneficial, the new electricity tariffs result in larger profitability increases than the planned variable coefficients. The combination of measures allows for profitability improvements of up to 25% being complementary measures. However, installations that maximise the potential for electricity generation are still not as profitable due to the low purchase price of surplus energy. While discriminatory electricity price tariffs and variable allocation coefficients are positive measures, further measures are needed for these communities to install generation plants as large as the potential that each case allows. View Full-Text
Keywords: local energy communities; self-consumption; variable coefficients; electricity tariff; prosumers; Spain local energy communities; self-consumption; variable coefficients; electricity tariff; prosumers; Spain
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Manso-Burgos, Á.; Ribó-Pérez, D.; Alcázar-Ortega, M.; Gómez-Navarro, T. Local Energy Communities in Spain: Economic Implications of the New Tariff and Variable Coefficients. Sustainability 2021, 13, 10555. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131910555

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Manso-Burgos Á, Ribó-Pérez D, Alcázar-Ortega M, Gómez-Navarro T. Local Energy Communities in Spain: Economic Implications of the New Tariff and Variable Coefficients. Sustainability. 2021; 13(19):10555. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131910555

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Manso-Burgos, Álvaro, David Ribó-Pérez, Manuel Alcázar-Ortega, and Tomás Gómez-Navarro. 2021. "Local Energy Communities in Spain: Economic Implications of the New Tariff and Variable Coefficients" Sustainability 13, no. 19: 10555. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131910555

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