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Luc van Summeren has a Master degree in Innovation Sciences and graduated in 2014 at Eindhoven University of Technology. For his Master Thesis, which was nominated for the VVM Rachel Carson Environmental Thesis Award 2014, he investigated mismatches in deep retrofitting projects in social housing. After graduating Luc worked at DuneWorks, a small research and advisory company focussing on social issues concerning sustainability and sustainable innovations. Currently, Luc pursues a Ph.D. at the School of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences in the Technology, Innovation & Society group. His research concerns the community-based Virtual Power Plant (cVPP), an organisational innovation that offers communities the opportunity to provide their energy needs with small-scale, distributed low-carbon technologies. This way it can help organise and significantly boost renewable energy production and distribution at a local level. This research is part of an Interreg NWEurope funded project on cVPP (number NWE 588).

External positions

Researcher, DuneWorks

1 Jun 20148 Jan 2018

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social housing Social Sciences
innovation Earth & Environmental Sciences
justice Social Sciences
governance Social Sciences
energy Social Sciences
power plant Earth & Environmental Sciences
housing Social Sciences
efficiency Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 2022

Community-based Virtual Power Plant

Wieczorek, A., Wieczorek, A., van Summeren, L., Verbong, G., Kirkels, A., Bombaerts, G., Jansen, R., Jansen, R., van der Avoird, M., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Vereggen - Tielemans, T.


Project: Research direct

Research Output 2015 2019

Community-based virtual power plants: against all odds?

Mourik, R. M., Breukers, S. C., van Summeren, L. & Wieczorek, A., 20 Aug 2019, In : Proceedings. 20, 1, 7 p., 25

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articleAcademic

Open Access
power plant
institutional change

The impact of the institutional context on the potential contribution of new business models to democratizing the energy system

Mourik, R. M., Breukers, S. C., van Summeren, L. F. M. & Wieczorek, A. J., 2 Jan 2019, (Submitted) Energy and behaviours: Challenges of a Low-Carbon Future. Lopes, M., Henggeler, C. & Janda, K. (eds.). Elsevier

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Power plants

Community-based virtual power plants: a novel model for energy provision

van Summeren, L. F. M., Wieczorek, A. J. & Verbong, G. P. J., 20 Dec 2018, (In preparation) In : Unknown.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Defining community-based Virtual Power Plant

van Summeren, L. F. M. & Wieczorek, A. J., 20 Dec 2018, (In preparation) 6 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportAcademic

power plant
literature review
power plant

Activities 2018 2018

  • 6 Invited talk
  • 1 Contributed talk

Community-based Virtual Power Plant

Luc F.M. van Summeren (Speaker)
17 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

COMMUNITY-BASED virtual power plants

Luc F.M. van Summeren (Speaker)
7 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Institutional Analysis and Business Models

Luc F.M. van Summeren (Speaker), R.M. Mourik (Speaker), S.C. Breukers (Speaker)
23 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Systematic Literature Review Community Energy

Luc F.M. van Summeren (Speaker)
7 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Mobilisation and Replication (MoRe) Model

A.J. Wieczorek (Speaker), S.C. Breukers (Speaker), Luc F.M. van Summeren (Speaker)
12 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional