The purpose of the study ‘Models of Local Energy Ownership and the Role of Local Energy Communities in Energy Transition in Europe’ is to inform the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in the preparation of its opinion on local energy communities.
This study aims to support the opinion through an analysis of:
- Different local ownership models and the enabling framework conditions or obstacles/ barriers they face;
- Energy cooperatives, their socio-economic impacts and relevant aspects of the regulatory environment;
- The EU legislation and how it addresses the operation of local energy communities.