Case Study: Locally citizen-governed power system transition platform
Name of the initiative: Daisee
Organisation form: Cooperative
Domain: Sustainable/community energy
Keywords: power systems, renewable energy, citizen-governed transition
Daisee is a R&D project whose first goal is to develop at a local scale (the village Prats de Mollo La Preste in the French Pyrénées - Prats'EnR) small power systems and renewable energy projects coupled with small storage systems, energy efficiency programs and the appropriation of energy as a scarce and necessary resource by citizens, so they can engage in the energy transition process. The local strategy involves two main issues, technical (how can a local power system mainly, or even only, based on renewable energy sources, ensure power offer-demand equilibrium?) and social (how can local population be involved in the process of energy transition while dealing with growing complexity of the field?). Strategy involves technical AND social innovation bringing complex issues that will be addressed in the situated research context of Prats'EnR. It is part of a broader research program (the second goal of Daisee) to produce knowledge and provide experience feedbacks for locally citizen-governed power system transition that could be used in other contexts. The specific aim is about experimenting a Citizen-Governed Data Platform applied to local energy (mainly electricity) balance management which governance can be distributed among various stakeholders under various energy usage, i.e. i) experimenting options in collaboration with the population and the local power utility (in the case of the Prats'EnR field) and ii) producing open-knowledge and experience feedbacks for locally citizen-governed power system transition that could be used in other contexts (e.g. urban experiments like Villeurbanne (Fr).
Author: Jean-Pierre Cahier, FR
Date: 1 Feb 2019