The Energy Communities Repository, an initiative launched by the European Commission in April 2022, organises an online webinar on 21 June to launch an open call for technical assistance for energy communities in Europe. Applications are open for communities at any stage of development, ranging from informal groups of locals wishing to carry out community energy projects to well-established legal entities having already developed projects but in need of support to do more.
The potential assistance available includes
- direct support through the provision of community development, technical, financial or legal experts
- capacity-building workshops in small groups
- peer learning from other energy communities
- EU-wide capacity building webinars
The Repository will provide technical support to energy communities whose activities are primarily in urban areas. For rural communities, a second initiative, the Rural Energy Communities Advisory Hub, will be providing tailored technical assistance. The two programmes will be working closely together and an internal transfer of energy communities is feasible upon agreement depending on expressed needs.
This webinar will take place online.
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- 21 June: 10.00 - 12.00 (Europe/Luxembourg)
10.00 – 10.05 Tour de table
10.05 – 10.20 Introduction to the Energy Communities Repository
10.20 – 10.25 Q&A
10.25 – 10.40 Overview of the technical assistance activities
(incl. eligibility/assessment criteria)
10.40 – 11.00 How to apply
11.00 - 12.00 Q&A