Analysing the Impacts of an External Power Supplier in a Renewable Energy Community

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Renewable energy communities (REC) offer the possibility of joint production and supply of renewable energy sources. This article presents the framework conditions of REC in Austria and comprehensively analyses the financial and ecological effects of an REC using a newly developed analysis tool. The results show positive financial and ecological effects of the REC being investigated by introducing an external power supplier. A sensitivity analysis was applied to evaluate all parameters used in the simulation model and to identify the key influencing variables which are the grid electricity price, the inflation rate and the discount rate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication EUROPAS ENERGIEZUKUNFT
Subtitle of host publicationSicher, leistbar, sauber!?
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2024

Publication series

NameSymposium Energieinnovation
PublisherTU Graz


  • Renewable energy community
  • External power supplier
  • Net present value
  • NPV
  • Financial feasibility

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