Energy communities facilitate several advantages, including energy autonomy, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, poverty mitigation, and regional economic development. They also empower citizens with decision-making and co-ownership prospects in community renewable projects. Integrating renewable energy sources and sector coupling is a crucial strategy for flexible energy systems. However, demonstrating clean energy transition scenarios in these communities presents challenges, including technology integration, flexibility activation, load reduction, grid resilience, and business case development.
Based on the system of systems approach, this paper introduces a 4-step funnel approach and a 4-step reverse funnel approach to systematically specify and detail demonstration scenarios for energy community projects.

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Maruf MNI, Mahmud S, Pasarín IS et al. Demonstrating clean energy transition scenarios in sector-coupled and renewable-based energy communities [version 1; peer review: 2 approved with reservations]. Open Res Europe 2023, 3:193 (