Energy community

The energy transition is a collective endeavor, and energy communities are at the forefront of this transformative movement. Through our extensive research and collaboration with pioneering initiatives across Europe, we've identified the key success factors and best practices to establish functional Community Energy Financing Schemes (CEFS). These schemes are designed to provide energy communities with access to the capital they need to bring their visionary projects to life, while fostering a sense of ownership and community engagement.

Our findings highlight the importance of aligning the interests of investors, fund managers, and project developers, ensuring a shared understanding of the risks, rewards, and decision-making processes involved.

We emphasize the need for:

  1. strong structural foundations
  2. clearly defined roles
  3. efficient processes
  4. a solid business model that addresses the specific requirements of energy communities
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We invite you, as an energy community, to explore the opportunities offered by CEFS and embark on this journey with us. Together, we can unlock the full potential of community energy, driving innovation, fostering local ownership, and accelerating the transition towards a more sustainable and equitable energy future.

Visit our Toolbox to learn more about our research, best practices, and the tools we're developing to support the creation and implementation of CEFS across Europe. Let's harness the power of community energy and shape a brighter, more resilient tomorrow.