How to stimulate the uptake of energy communities?
We try to answer questions such as: In order to make energy communities more inclusive and mainstream, what strategies and actions are needed to involve a broader range of participants, including those often overlooked, and how can we ensure their successful integration into the energy transition? Energy communities offer decentralized and participatory energy solutions, but entry barriers related to knowledge and time resources can be significant.
How can we make energy communities more accessible and low-threshold for individuals, and what examples exist to simplify participation and establishment processes (technical, social & economical)?
Karina Knaus (Head of economy, consumers & prices, Austrian Energy Agency),
Mariagiovanna Gaglione (researcher, Enea Italian Energy Efficiency Agency),
Otto Bernsen (Coordinating advisor RVO , Dutch Energy Agency)