Sustainable Futures: A Comprehensive Guide to One-Stop-Shops

“Setting up community energy one-stop-shops”, authored by the Energy Communities Repository, unveils the collaborative efforts taken by 27 European countries in the realm of sustainable energy. Dive into the diverse approaches, strategies, and successes shaping the future of energy across the continent.

Understanding Energy Community One-Stop-Shops  

One-stop-shops are vital entities offering administrative, technical, and financial assistance to energy communities. They play a pivotal role in guiding communities through the complexities of energy initiatives, ensuring successful project implementation. Bridge the information gap, ensuring citizens are well-informed about energy efficiency measures and solar energy projects, empowering communities to embrace renewable energy.   


With EU directives defining Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) and Citizen Energy Communities (CECs), national governments are crafting supportive frameworks. One-stop-shops emerge as indispensable allies, providing crucial administrative, technical, and capacity-building support. Their importance is underscored by the EU Solar Energy Strategy, aligning with legal obligations such as Article 22 (3) (a) of the recast Energy Efficiency Directive. 

The Guide

“Setting up community energy one-stop-shops” is an insightful guide, authored by Energy Communities Repository, grouping the collaborative efforts taken by: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Spain. Among the 27 European countries, find our  3 members featured: Asturias Energy Agency (FAEN), Modena Energy and Sustainable Development Agency (AESS) & North-West Croatia Regional Energy and Climate Agency (REGEA).

This guide, crafted through interviews, literature review, and project analysis, serves as a valuable resource without endorsing specific models.

It targets entities wishing to set up a one-stop-shop for energy communities, aiming to provide inspiration and information for the set-up of energy community one-stop-shops based on existing examples and previous work carried out on the subject.