Energy Community

Share & optimise energy within a community

What is an energy community?

An Energy community is a form of cooperation between citizens, with or without the participation of local authorities such as municipalities and small businesses. The Guidelines introduce two forms of energy communities, the citizen energy community and the renewable energy community. Citizens’ energy communities are introduced in the Electricity Directive (2019/944) and renewable energy communities in the Renewable Energy Directive (2018/2001).

Depending on the size, energy community projects may be subject to an environmental impact assessment (EIA). You can read more information here.

Tibo-EMS for Energy community

  • Modeling of your energy community
  • Simulation of the energy community
  • Validate business case of the your energy community
  • Realization of EMS in the energy community
  • Optimize energy within the energy community
  • Monitor grid performance
  • Administration of energy flows within the community
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Similarities & differences between of energy communities

A legal entity
The exact legal form of energy communities is left to the Member States. Citizen initiatives that do not have the form of a legal entity therefore do not qualify as an energy community.

Based on voluntary and open participation
This distinguishes energy communities from certain other community forms, such as certain public-private partnerships.
aimed at providing environmental, economic or social community benefits to its members or to the local areas where they operate.

There are also differences between these two energy communities
The most striking difference is that renewable energy communities focus specifically on generating, using and trading renewable energy, while citizen energy communities do not have to focus exclusively on renewable energy. In addition, the so-called ‘proximity principle’ is important for renewable energy communities. They must be controlled by shareholders or members located in the vicinity of the renewable energy project. The concept of ‘proximity’ must be further defined by the Member States themselves. The proximity principle therefore does not apply to energy communities of citizens.

A digital twin of your Energy Community

Model your energy community in our Digital Twin and unveil the possibilities:

  • Tailored precision: Craft a digital model to suit your needs. Focus on major energy assets or dive into intricate details. The Digital Twin serves as the foundation for empowering Dashboards, offering invaluable insights.
  • Intuitive visualisation: Within the EMS, enjoy a visio-like environment shaping your digital twin with ease. Design your model effortlessly with our energy-asset database—a rich resource featuring essential energy objects like EVs, PV systems, battery storage, and heat pumps, presented in our patented Object-format.
  • Realistic representation: Capture real-time data from your physical system and infuse it into the virtual model. Witness the birth of an accurate reflection of your energy ecosystem. Every component, behaviour, and performance is meticulously recreated, offering an unrivalled understanding of your energy landscape.

Our EMS empowers you to unlock Digital Twin’s potential. Merge physical and virtual realms, gain insights, optimize operations, and propel energy management strategies. Embark on an innovation-driven efficiency journey where the future of energy unfolds.

We embrace the advantages of Digital twins in
a number of ways, including:


We are convinced that software should be easy to use.  We embrace the principle that any person who had ‘some’ knowledge about energy, he should be able to model the grid with the most important assets and achieve realistic predictions and outcomes. Our software saves time and delivers trustworthy outcomes at the same time.

Easy to
learn :

You can do it! Less complex than MS Excel but far more powerful than any spreadsheet solution you can imagine. We believe that transition should not be bottlenecked by expert users of our software.

Freedom in

Simple layouts with only two or three assets or complex energy ecosystems with over a hundred assets. You determine the de level of detail in your Digital Twin.
The more detail you bring in, the more accurate the outcomes are.

asset library :

We provide a rich populated asset library, ready to be expanded by you! Add your own battery assets, generators, EV-solutions, and PV-solutions to the library to speed up your simulation process.


Digital Twins can run in a virtual machine, executing real-time environments and making countless decisions from complex algorithms. Digital Twin technology can make also make your ecosystem come to life in any future scenario with forecasted data. Technically we can scale any number of virtual Power plants, factories, private networks, or campuses running simultaneously in our high-tech cluster-machines.

Open Digital Energy Object (ODEO), is a solution to digitalize the ever-changing behavior of energy Assets and the physical aspects of the Asset. ODEO is invented by TIBO Energy.