The ReDREAM Energy Knowlegde Center
We are pleased about your visit and your interest in dealing more intensively with the complex and multifaceted topic of energy. The ReDREAM Energy Knowledge Center is intended to support you in actively supporting the energy transition with your know-how. We hope you enjoy discovering and learning more.
How does the price for one KW/h of electricity actually come about?
Who is involved in the production and supply of my electricity?
Can I actively influence the energy market with my behavior?
How do my neighbours actually view the energy transition?
All these questions and many more are answered in the following 7 short explanatory videos. Have fun watching them!
The Consumer Perspective
It is not only in the ReDREAM project that the focus is on consumers and their influence in the energy sector. Therefore, it is extremely important to understand the consumer. What moves them, how do they perceive the topic of energy in the first place? What are the factors that influence their behaviour in the use of energy? In the following section, some insights will help you to adapt your activities more efficiently and sustainably to the real consumer needs.
Why do we need a NEW ENERGY MODEL
The electricity market is currently based to a large extent on centralised structures. Producers and suppliers distribute energy via a one-directional network. This means that the consumer only has the option of using the energy or not. But the fact that the electricity world of today already offers completely different possibilities has been given little consideration so far. Flexibility and decentralisation are the drivers of the energy transition. You can find out exactly what this means and what role we as consumers play in it in our gallery and in the current white paper “Why we need a new energy model” for download.
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ReDREAM Energy Magazine
Welcome to the ReDREAM magazine and the most important news around the project. Let us inspire you, find out what energy means to you personally and become part of a movement that has a lasting impact on our behaviour and life with energy.
Energy ABC: the key concepts around the topic of energy explained from A to Z Do you know how much energy the average European user consumes every year? Or how the Moon can be a source of energy? For most of us, energy is imperceptibly present in our day-to-day lives. We touch a light switch
“It´s about when and why not on or off”
Interview by: Patrick Rembe In the middle of such a big energy transition as the one we are currently facing, where numbers and facts tend to be the focus, sometimes it is hard to find someone as motivated to bring these things to people’s attention as Juan Martino. Juan is a strategic designer at Soulsight,
Consumer behaviour makes the difference
Interview by: Patrick Rembe As the Spanish saying goes, “El que espera desespera” (he who waits, despairs). This is exactly what Leonor Ruiz believes when it comes to sustainability and energy transition. Leonor is a design strategist at Soulsight, a strategic design consultancy, and partner in the ReDREAM project. She is convinced that it is
We have to change our mentality!
A small group of experts from the European Union spoke on the subject of the energy transition at www.sciencebusiness.net: Put people at the centre to provide sustainable energy for all. Tweet was the clear message to all those who really want to promote the urgently needed change. More than enough reason to talk to the coordinator of ReDREAM,
Energy is not present in a conscious way in consumers’ daily life!
Written by Leonor Ruiz (Soulsight); Photo by sterlinglanier Lanier on Unsplash 7 Takeaways from consumer- energy engagement research. One of the global goals is the transition of all countries to renewable or “clean” energy. Decarbonization has been one of the most mentioned words in international forums in recent years. However, decarbonisation is complex as it
Why companies should look more and more like WAZE and less like GOOGLE maps
Written by Juan Martino (Soulsight) At first glance, the only difference between Google Maps and Waze is the graphical interface. If you are a user of both, you will know that Waze is more interactive and warns you and/or can inform you of mobile radars, road works, or police checkpoints. Although, since Google bought it
The energy market
The energy market is a complex and dynamic landscape that plays a critical role in powering our world. It encompasses everything from the production and distribution of energy resources to the consumption of electricity and other forms of energy by households and businesses.
As the demand for energy continues to grow, so does the need for innovation and efficiency in the energy sector. Renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydro power are becoming increasingly popular as consumers and governments look for more sustainable ways to meet their energy needs.
At the same time, traditional fossil fuel sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas continue to play a major role in the energy market, though they face increasing pressure from environmental and regulatory concerns.
Navigating the energy market can be a challenge for businesses and individuals alike. With so many factors affecting the price and availability of energy, it’s important to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest trends and developments.
At the heart of the energy market is the concept of supply and demand. When demand for energy is high, prices tend to rise, while when supply is abundant, prices may fall. However, other factors such as geopolitical tensions, weather patterns, and technological advancements can also impact the energy market and its prices.
Overall, the energy market is a fascinating and complex field that is constantly evolving. Whether you are a business owner looking to reduce energy costs or a consumer interested in making more sustainable choices, understanding the energy market can help you make informed decisions and stay ahead of the curve.
Energy flexibility is the ability of energy systems to respond and adapt to changes in supply and demand. It’s a crucial concept in today’s energy landscape, as renewable energy sources such as wind and solar can be variable and intermittent, making it challenging to maintain a stable supply of energy.
Energy flexibility allows for a more efficient and sustainable use of energy resources. By using energy storage systems, smart grids, and demand-response technologies, energy systems can better balance supply and demand, reduce energy waste, and increase the use of renewable energy sources.
Businesses and industries can benefit greatly from energy flexibility. By adopting flexible energy systems, companies can reduce energy costs, improve their energy efficiency, and enhance their sustainability credentials. For example, a factory can use energy storage systems to store excess energy produced during off-peak hours and use it during peak hours when electricity costs are higher.
At the same time, consumers can also benefit from energy flexibility. By using smart home technologies and energy management systems, households can monitor and manage their energy consumption, potentially reducing their energy bills and carbon footprint.
Energy flexibility is also becoming increasingly important in the context of the transition to a low-carbon economy. As countries and businesses commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions, energy flexibility can play a key role in enabling a more sustainable energy system.
In summary, energy flexibility is a critical concept in the modern energy landscape, allowing for a more efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective use of energy resources. By embracing energy flexibility, businesses and individuals can not only reduce their energy costs but also contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy.