PROSEU Resources

In the framework of PROSEU's work, several documents with research results have already been or will be published. All of them have also been published on Zenodo, an open-access repository which allows researchers to deposit data sets, research software, reports and anything else research-related.

They are touching upon the following areas of interest:

1. About RES prosumers

Baseline review of RES prosumers

This document establishes a baseline review and characterisation of renewable energy sources (RES) prosumer initiatives across Europe, which other PROSEU work packages can subsequently build on. Based on highly collaborative work carried out under Task 2.1 and 2.2 of WP2, this report shares interdisciplinary insights on the current state of play for collective forms of prosumer initiatives in Europe using a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods.

This report has also been published on Zenodo.

Typology of RES Prosumer collectives across Europe

This report on Zenodo.

2. Regulatory frameworks and policy

Assessment report of existing EU-wide and Member State-specific regulatory and policy frameworks of renewable energy prosumers

This report on Zenodo.

Preliminary check of NECPs on prosumerism for 9 EU member states (spread sheet)

As part of the policy related activities, PROSEU partners eco-union and Client Earth have carried out a preliminary check on the provisions on self-consumption and energy communities in the draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) of nine EU member states (BE, DE, ES, FR, HR, IT, NL, PT, UK). The main findings are that only France and Spain put a reasonable emphasis on the importance of self-consumption and energy communities as suggested by RED II. Germany and Italy show some efforts while the NECPs of the other five member states contain only weak or no provisions on prosumerism. Most countries don’t define neither targets nor measures.

This study has also been published on Zenodo.

Strategies for enhancing policy coherence and sustainability:

Principles for Prosumer Policy Options - Recommendations to strengthen prosumers and energy communities in NECPs and other EU, national and local policies. (on Zenodo)

Principles for Prosumer Policy Options - 2 pager summarising the 5 key principles and main recommendations. (in English, in Spanish)

3. Finance and Business models

Business models for prosumers in Europe

This report explores the different business models being adopted to enable renewable energy generation and self-consumption in the European Union. It explains why Renewable Energy Communities and Citizen Energy Communities are necessary, what kinds of value they might be trying to capture in the energy transition, and how they can be empowered through EU member states’ energy policy and regulation.

The report has also been published on Zenodo.

4. Technological opportunities and innovative solutions

Prosumer technology database: CHP, El, H (Excel sheets)

Set of three databases of technologies compatible with the Strategic Energy Technologies Information System (SETIS) and its various tools. It includes energy production, energy demand, demand side management and energy storage both in terms of electricity and heat as well as current and future technologies.

This database has also been published on Zenodo.

5. Incentive Structures for renewable energy prosumerism

Synthesis of incentive structures: input for participatory integrated assessment

This study develops a comprehensive overview of the incentive structures that shape the mainstreaming of RES prosumerism. The Incentive Structures Framework presented here identifies and describes 17 key societal conditions, classified along the three clusters of regulatory-financial conditions, technological-material conditions and cultural-discursive conditions.

6. Infographics

Living labs

Prosumer Community of Interest

  • Business models and financing
  • Technological opportunities
  • Incentives and roadmaps for the future
  • Living labs
  • Policy Briefs

Several open access publications were and are planned to be published in the framework of the PROSEU project. They will be listed on this page as they become available.

Regulatory challenges and opportunities for collective renewable energy prosumers in the EU

December 2019, by: Inês Campos, Guilherme Pontes Luz, Esther Marín-González - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (CE3C), Faculty of Sciences of Lisbon University, Portugal; Swantje Gährs - Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOW), Germany; Stephen Hall - Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK; Lars Holstenkamp - Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Institute of Banking, Finance and New Venture Management, Germany.

Renewable Energy Prosumers in Mediterranean Viticulture Social-Ecological Systems

November 2019, by: Inês Campos, Esther Marín-González, Guilherme Luz - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes (CE3C), Faculty of Sciences, Lisbon University, Portugal; João Barroso - Sustainability Plan for Wines of Alentejo, Comissão Vitivinícola Regional Alentejana, Évora, Portugal; Nuno Oliveira - Ecosystem management, Esporão SA, Lisboa, Portugal

Prosumers in the post subsidy era: an exploration of new prosumer business models in the UK

September 2019, Donal Brown, Steven Hall, University of Leeds, Sustainability Research Institute, UK

Mark E. Davis, Bauman Institute, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK

Advancing Energy Policy - Lessons on the integration of social sciences and humanities

2018, Edited by Chris Foulds and Rosie Robinson, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

Afterword by PROSEU coordinator Inês Campos

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