Although the recognition of citizen participation in the energy market in EU legislation through the new Clean Energy Package is still a recent concept, energy communities have been active in a number of EU countries for several decades now. This new legislation offers important opportunities to island communities wishing to transition to clean energy.
Energy cooperatives have a significant role to play in the clean energy transition and in strengthening local economies. Yet, to succeed, citizen and renewable energy communities will need their governments to adopt a supportive legal framework with a set of minimum rules that ensure they can participate across the energy system on a level playing field with larger commercial players.
This webinar will feature the experiences from two energy cooperatives who have been active in their respective countries for a long time, and highlight how energy communities can work in practice, on islands and on the mainland.
- Dimitris Kitsikopoulos, ELECTRA cooperative, Greece
- Siward Zomer, Energie Samen, Netherlands
- Dirk Vansintjan, REScoop.eu, Belgium
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