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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.
Publication date: December 2019
Stephen Hall, Donal Brown, Mark Davis (University of Leeds), Moritz Ehrtmann, Lars Holstenkamp (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
Synthesis of incentive structures: input for Participatory Integrated Assessment
This deliverable develops a comprehensive overview of the incentive structures that shape the mainstreaming of RES prosumerism. The Incentive Structures Framework (ISF) 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. The relevance is empirically substantiated through brief summaries of observations from PROSEU thematic work packages,...
Publication date: December 2019
Principles for Prosumer Policy Options
This report offers a set of principles for prosumer policy options that allow prosumers to become an integral part of the energy system. It aims to inform and influence National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) as well as transposition into national legislation and regulation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), the Electricity Market Directive (EMD) and the Governance Regulation by developing strategies around the involvement and mainstreaming of prosumers and renewable energy...
Publication date: September 2019
Kristian Petrick, Jérémie Fosse, Salvador Klarwein (all ECO-UNION)
Review and characterisation of collective renewable energy prosumer initiatives
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.
Publication date: June 2019
Lanka Horstink (UPORTO), Guilherme Luz (FC.ID), Mark Soares (UPORTO) & Kiat Ng (UPORTO)
Strategies for enhancing policy coherence and sustainability
The overall objective of this policy brief and report on background information is to provide guidance in terms of how to make prosumer projects truly sustainable across all three sustainability dimensions, i.e. considering the environmental, social and economic perspectives. It does so by identifying and discussing the main sustainability issues facing prosumers within the three sustainability dimensions, and by providing concrete guidelines for a) prosumer initiatives (including both...
Publication date: May 2019
Kristian Petrick, Jérémie Fosse, Salvador Klarwein, Mireia Reus (all ECO-UNION)
National Energy and Climate Plans - Preliminary analysis on Prosumerism for 9 EU Member States
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...
Publication date: April 2019
Kristian Petrick, eco-union & Marta Toporek, Client Earth
Assessment of existing EU-wide and Member State-specific regulatory and policy frameworks of RES Prosumers
This report identifies and describes the regulatory frameworks and policy instruments relevant for RES Prosumer initiatives in the EU and nine participating Member States. Taking the current state of the art on the legal challenges and opportunities for RES prosumers, this document explains recent developments of EU legislation related to renewable energy production and self-consumption (i.e. prosumerism). The analysis of the policy and regulatory frameworks of nine EU Member States (i.e....
Publication date: March 2019
Marta Toporek (CLIENTEARTH); Inês Campos (FC.ID)