This tool was developed by the COME RES project to offer a user-friendly self assessment test and a sustainability scorecard that allows new and existing renewable energy communities to evaluate their environmental, economic and social impact, showcase it in a visually attractive way, and provide recommendations for further development. The end goal is to accompany and support new and existing energy communities on their path to becoming successful initiatives or to reach their full potential.
The self assessment is based on test with 20 questions, organised into four blocks: introductory questions, environmental benefits, economic benefits, and social & community benefits. Once you complete the questionnaire, you will be directed to a page with your sustainability scorecard, which showcases the environmental, economic, and social and community impact of your community activities in a visually attractive way.
A series of recommendations and resources for further development, which are tailored and targeted to the specific characteristics of your community, will also be offered. Recommendations will be provided for the three self-assessment blocks: environmental benefits, economic benefits, and social and community benefits.
‘COME RES – Community Energy for the uptake of renewables in the electricity sector. Connecting long-term visions with short-term actions‘ is a project aimed at facilitating the market uptake of renewable energy sources in the electricity sector. The project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 953040.
COME RES specifically focuses on advancing renewable energy communities as per the EU’s recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). The project takes a multi and transdisciplinary approach to support the development of RECs in nine European countries: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Spain.