Through active participation of citizens and the involvement of multiple stakeholders (including municipalities, local economic players, other cooperatives, etc.), energy cooperatives propose a unique business model when compared to conventional energy companies. This model encourages citizens’ involvement in the decision-making processes and leaves room for multi-stakeholder engagement and dialogue. This distinctive business model encompasses both assets and limitations.
This report on business models assesses and compares existing models of energy cooperatives. Using a transversal and transnational approach, it offers new REScoops (renewable energy source cooperatives) and potential entrepreneurs organisational frameworks to develop citizen-based projects in the renewable energy sector.
The report delves deeply into the following topics:
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.