Energy communities have been empowering citizen mainly through awareness raising, energy
coaching, and organising collective ownership projects and group purchases, but they can do so much more and there is still a lot of unexplored potential concerning new market roles and activities. The current regulatory framework and market design, however, still make it very challenging for these communities to ‘do more’ and exploit new market opportunities, especially because of high complexity of both technical systems and markets and regulations.
This crash course guides energy communities through the current European electricity markets with the aim to inform them on how these markets are organised and which markets could be relevant for their community activities. Seven markets are described in detail:
The crash course is the seventh module of a series of crash courses created by the cVPP project. The other available modules are:
A guide that presents different options in which municipalities may be able to adapt their public procurement processes to better support energy communities.
A guide that identifies and shortlists practical examples of digital solutions for energy communities in different scopes of application.
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.