Energy communities are one of the key elements for achieving the EU’s energy transition: By 2050, half of Europe’s citizens could be producing up to half of the EU’s renewable energy. This is why the European Commission is launching the Energy Communities Repository – an initiative that will support energy communities through technical assistance and training, provide policy analysis and insights for policy-makers, regulators and financial institutions, and more. All interested stakeholders from the energy sector – energy communities and beyond – are welcome to the official launch of the Energy Communities Repository next 20 April in Brussels.
In order to inspire future energy communities, a study visit to the energy community project will be organised in Leuven (Belgium) on the same day of the event launch, in collaboration with the EU Horizon2020 project SCCALE20-30-50. Places to the study visit are limited – if you would like to join it, please contact ENER-EC-REPOSITORY@ec.europa.eu.
The recording of this event is available at DG ENERGY's YouTube channel.
For social media: #EUenergycommunities
- 20 Balandis: 18.30 - 20.00 (Europe/Brussels)
18.30-18.45: Introduction to the Energy Communities Repository
by Achille Hannoset, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, and Myriam Castanié, Energy Communities Repository
18.45-19.05: Insights from Energy Communities Practitioners
- Ruth Buggie, Sustainable Energy Communities Programme Manager, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland
- Eckart Würzner, Mayor of Heidelberg, Germany
- Dirk Vansintjan, Co-Founder of Ecopower
- Bérangère Même, Project Officer, Énergie Partagée
- Zuzanna Sasiak, Campaign Coordinator, Polish Green Network
19.05-19.30 Q&A with the audience
Moderation: Anna Francis, Energy Communities Repository
19.30-20.00: Cocktail reception