Collective Energy Initiatives, as the name indicates, are initiatives where citizens come together to find new pathways to access energy or to tackle a certain issue such as energy poverty, empowerment of citizens in the energy market or even to find a new source for their electricity like switching from traditional retailers to renewable energy ones and/or to self-generation.
Discover more about the concept of collective energy initiatives and how they are structured.CONCEPTUALISING ENERGY COMMUNITIESAs an effective way to address energy poverty, Collective Energy Initiatives can provide a variety of services that can help vulnerable citizens to improve their situation. In addition to financial support such as collective purchases or social tariffs, energy communities and cooperatives can empower citizens in many ways, for example by improving the accessibility to energy through shared energy production and management, or by giving voice to vulnerable citizens in the decision-making processes. They can also support citizens by providing relevant knowledge and fair conditions when it comes to the energy use and its purchase, encouraging consumers to take actions in the energy sector with the aim of achieving social, environmental and economic benefits in a local level.
JOIN A COMMUNITY
A list of energy communities / cooperatives per country, with information about their pricing, the services provided and the process to join and become an active member.
CREATE A COMMUNITY
A step-by-step guide on how an energy community can be established and operates.
OPERATE A COMMUNITY
A list of various tools to support the day-to-day operation of an energy community, including (real time) monitoring and analysis of the energy use (production and consumption) and voting support.