Materials from PROSEU Webinar on "Prosumers in the EU Clean Energy Package and future national plans" on 18 September 2018

Webinar Agenda

Webinar presentations:

The EU Clean Energy Package (Winter Package), new national planning requirements and prosumers, Marta Toporek, ClientEarth

How can NECPs influence national policies on prosumers?, Dirk Vansintjan, RESCoop Europe

Prosumers – how to define objectives and trajectories?, Kristian Petrick, eco-union

How can prosumer initiatives be involved in the process of NECPs drafting?, Sebastian Bechtel, ClientEarth

Webinar recording:

Materials from PROSEU Webinar on "Understanding renewable energy prosumers" on 21 May 2019

Webinar Agenda

Webinar presentations:

Highlights from the PROSEU survey on collective Renewable Energy Prosumers in the EU, Lanka Horstink, University of Porto

Clean Energy Package: what are renewable and citizens energy communities, Josh Roberts, RESCoop Europe

Learning of City-zen’s Virtual Power Plant demonstration, Marjolein Bot & Martijn van Eerden, City-Zen Amsterdam Initiative

Klimakomune Saerbeck – People.Projects.Profit, Guido Wallraven, Klimakommune Sarebeck

Webinar recording:

Materials from Webinar on "The importance of National Energy and Climate Plans for the development of prosumer initiatives in the EU", co-organised with the Community Power Coalition on 11 June 2019

Webinar Agenda

Webinar presentations:

Introduction to NECPs for prosumers and energy communities, Marta Toporek, ClientEarth

Prosumers and energy communities in draft NECPs of nine PROSEU countries, Kristian Petrick, eco-union

Provisions related to energy communities in all NECPs, Josh Roberts, REScoop; Claire Gauthier, European University Viadrina

What now? - The NECP policy processes, Esther Bollendorff Friends of the Earth Europe/Community Power Coalition

Example of other analysis of draft NECPs, Veerle Dossche, CAN Europe

National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), prosumers, energy communities – A selection of available studies and assessments published in 2019

Webinar recording:

"Policy Principles for Prosumers – What final NECPs should contain regarding energy communities and the rights of energy citizens", 3 December 2019


Principles for Prosumer Policies, Kristian Petrick, eco-union

Indicative progress in preparing the final National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), Veerle Dossche, CAN Europe

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Materials from "Designing the future of prosumer business models"

Agenda & participant briefing

Background document

Presentation on Challenges of Prosumer business models - balancing the needs of communities and the energy system, Donal Brown, University of Leeds

Highlight #1: Prosumer business models in 2050, Jeffrey Hardy, Imperial College London

Highlight #2: Polling on fees and surcharges, Moritz Ehrtmann & Timon Becker, Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Highlight #3: Digitalisation, Lars Holstenkamp, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, with input from: Michael Merz, PONTON GmbH & Tina Hadler, Coneva GmbH

Highlight #4: Sector coupling, Iris Behr, IWU Institut für Wohnen und Umwelt GmbH

Highlight #5: Possibilities for impact: the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) in 2020, Kristian Petrick, Eco-union

Materials from "Prosumers for energy inclusiveness: leaving no-one behind"

Introduction, programme & closure by Jeremie Fosse, Eco-Union & Julia Wittmayer, DRIFT

Highlight #1: Harnessing the Power of the Crowd for the Energy Transition, Nuno Brito Jorge, Coopernico

Highlight #2: Practicing energy inclusiveness with invited pitches on inclusiveness challenges:

Highlight #3: Organising energy inclusiveness with pitches on:

Highlight #5: Possibilities for impact: the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) in 2020, Kristian Petrick, Eco-union

Materials from "Future energy systems: prosumer islands or a new IoT community?" on 24 June 2020

Introduction: PIA scene,  programme & objectives of the day by Julia Wittmayer (PROSEU/DRIFT)

Setting the (EU) regulatory scene by Kristian Petrick (PROSEU/Eco Union) and Marta Toporek (PROSEU/ClientEarth)

Highlight #1: Technical scenarios of renewable power integration, a multi-level perspective. Exploring the full potential of prosumer technology by Borna Doracic (PROSEU/UNIZAG FSB) & Nanda Naber (PROSEU/CE Delft)

Highlight #2: Enabling Energy Islands or Full Connected Communities

System Integration of Prosumers: system effects and costs by Andreas Jahn (Regulatory Assistance Project, DE)

Electricity sharing from a regulatory perspective by Xavier Hansen (Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation, LUX)

Smart Grids Energy Systems by Florijn de Graaf (Spectral, NL)

How can or should the local governments support? by Alix Bolle (Energy Cities, BE/EU)

Highlight #3: Technical recommendations based on polls and feedback on the quantitative output by Swantje Gährs & Lena Pfeifer (IÖW)

Recording of "Lunch & Learn" Webinar on Local Electricity Business Models in Europe of 19 May 2020.

Related Publications

Business models for prosumers in Europe, by  Hall, S.; Brown, D.; Davis, M.; Ehrtmann, M.; Holstenkamp, L.

This report explores the different business models being adopted to enable renewable energy generation and self-consumption in the European Union. Individuals, businesses and energy communities that install renewable energy generation and self-consume some of that generation are called ‘prosumers’. Prosumers may be householders, businesses or communities whose primary business is not energy generation.

Prosumers in the post subsidy era: an exploration of new prosumer business models in the UK, by Donal Brown, Stephen Hall, Mark E. Davis

This paper explores the evolving renewable energy ‘prosumer’ phenomenon in the United Kingdom (UK). It identifies and evaluates how prosumer business models can exist beyond direct subsidy and the range of prosumer business model archetypes currently in operation. Through a series of in-depth interviews and document analysis, the paper identifies the key opportunities and challenges for these innovative energy business models.

Recording of "Lunch & Learn" Webinar on Homes, Heat and Retrofit - A Green New Deal for Bristol of 20 May 2020

Related publication

Business models for residential retrofit in the UK: a critical assessment of five key archetypes, by Donal Brown

The comprehensive retrofit of residential buildings has significant potential to reduce carbon emissions and provide additional heath and economic benefits. However, in countries such as the UK, much of this potential is yet to be realised. This paper shows how the concept of ‘business models’ (BMs) can be a powerful tool for understanding the challenge of improving energy performance and reducing carbon emissions in residential buildings. Through a review of contemporary literature and 18 semi-structured interviews, the paper describes and compares five distinct BM archetypes. These models range from the traditional approach to highly innovative energy service contracts.

Recording of "Lunch & Learn" Webinar on Financing Bristol's Energy Transition of 2 June 2020

Related Publication

Finance and justice in low-carbon energy transitions, by Stephen Hall, Katy E. Roelicha, Mark E. Davis, Lars Holstenkamp

This paper uses a comparative analysis of two developed economies to explore how ‘alternative’ forms of finance operate in each nation’s energy investment landscape. We find alternative finance is often set in opposition to commercial capital. Alternative finance in both nations is motivated by financial justice outcomes that are poorly understood in current energy policy. Our findings suggest that 6 principles are key to ‘just’ energy finance: affordability, good governance, due process, intra-generational equity, spatial equity, and financial resilience. Energy policy that seeks to mobilise capital, should take account of all six principles.