PROSEU Resources

In the framework of PROSEU several documents with the project's results have already been or will be published. They are touching upon the following areas of interest:

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.

Regulatory frameworks and policy:

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

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.

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.

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


Living labs

Prosumer Community of Interest

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

They will be published here as they become available.

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.

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

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

PROSEU in partner- and other project-Newsletters and Websites



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