The E-LOBSTER project is relevant with the EU 2030 Climate Energy package addressing its targets of:
- increasing energy systems efficiency (reduction of distribution losses)
- limiting transport emissions (promoting electrified urban transport and their new role of grid stability providers)
- promote the penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES)
- facilitate demand oriented energy management schemes.
Furthermore, the E-LOBSTER project targets some very recent directive inserted in the EU Energy Union about:
- the empowerment of the role of the consumers in the electrical market, promoting the role of Transport Managers of Energy and Ancillary Services Provider in the Electrical Market
- increasing of the resiliency of EU Distribution Networks increasing their stability and reducing losses
- the role of cities for the modernisation and decarbonisation of the European economy.
In particular, E-LOBSTER will have the following main impacts:
- reduction of energy losses both at Distribution Network level (where they are about the 5%) and at Railway Electricity level (where they are about 8%) through a proper R+G management system that will be able to interexchange electricity between the two grids for a mutual benefit reduction of losses and increasing of grid stability.
- support in ongoing policy developments in the field of the design of the internal electricity market, also supporting energy efficiencies policies in electrified transports and demonstrating new schemes for their “local smart” contribution to the DN management
- optimal energy management
- demonstration of stable and secure operation of smart grids integrating variable energy sources.
- integration of larger and larger shares of renewables in the future EU market
- renovation and installation of new “Smart Light Railway Network” to be implement on light-railways installation that are already planned or in construction all over EU
- enlargement of RES hosting capacity particularly at urban and railway station level