A community-based Virtual Power Plant (cVPP) aims to create environmental, social and economical value for and by the community, which can only be achieved if the community is involved. During the process of exploring the cVPP possibilities, questions regarding community engagement will rise.
This crash course offers support to participants in developing an approach to engage the broader community. It gives background information on community engagement, but it is not a tool for developing a community engagement strategy.
The crash course is the sixth module of a series of crash courses created by the cVPP project. The other available modules are:
A tool to support energy communities in developing a community-based Virtual Power Plant (cVPP). It clarifies what is feasible and what the first steps are.
This guide provides a very first introduction to community energy financing. To make it easy to read and hands-on, it includes 14 practical and recent financing stories of European energy communities.
This guide presents the different ways municipalities can work with their residents to kickstart and support community energy projects. It builds on the most relevant publications on the topic and includes many examples from all over Europe.
Whether you don’t know where to start from or you are stuck with a specific issue in the development of your energy community, an expert can help you.