On the 3rd of October, the European Commission’s Energy Communities Repository (ECR) hosted an informative webinar focused on the establishment of community energy one-stop-shops. This event served as a sneak peek into the upcoming guidance document titled “Setting up Community Energy One-Stop-Shops” which will be released by the Energy Communities Repository in October 2023. The document itself is the result of valuable insights gathered from established one-stop-shops across EU countries, a thorough analysis of relevant literature, and the valuable lessons learned from dedicated projects within this field.
The target audience for both the webinar and the upcoming guidance document includes a wide spectrum of entities interested in setting up community energy one-stop-shops. This encompasses local and regional authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), associations, and other stakeholders committed to supporting energy communities in their journey by offering assistance and valuable resources.
The webinar featured three distinguished speakers, each hailing from well-established one-stop-shops. They provided attendees with firsthand experiences and a comprehensive overview from three distinct levels: national, regional, and local.
The interactive session allowed attendees to engage with experts, pose questions, and share thoughts on the topic. The speakers delved into how their one-stop-shops were established, the challenges they encountered, and the strategies they employed to overcome them. Additionally, they shed light on the array of services offered to energy communities and provided valuable tips for those interested in embarking on the journey of setting up a community energy one-stop-shop.
For those who missed the webinar, the materials and recording of the session are available at the following link.
The Energy Communities Repository has lined up several upcoming documents and events that offer further insights into the world of energy communities: