The report of the CONGREGATE project on energy communities and energy cooperatives “Completed Set of General Solutions for Renewable Energy Cooperatives” is now published. The report is result of the collaboration between Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect (Bulgaria), SEVEn (Czech Republic), and INZEB (Greece).
The current report sets the foundation for the development of a common framework enabling the mass roll-out of energy cooperatives in the three countries which are particularly engaged in this area under the CONGREGATE project – Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Greece. It starts with a review of the current state of play regarding the EU legislation and its implementation at national level, analysing the existing good practices, identifying gaps and obstacles, and setting expectations for immediate improvements in each of the countries. Then, the technological potential for renewable energy production is outlined in relation to the emerging practices of energy cooperatives, employing different organisational and legal forms and adapted to various economic targets and conditions.

You may find the report here: CONGREGATE REPORT

Dragomir Tzanev, Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect
Kamen Simeonov, Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect
Borislav Ivanov, Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect
Teodora Stanisheva, Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect
Jiří Karásek, SEVEn
Jan Veleba, SEVEn
Václav Šebek, SEVEn
Thanasis K. Manoloudis, INZEB
Maria Tegou, INZEB
Nikolaos Lemonas, INZEB
Alice Corovessi, INZEB
Juraj Krivošík, SEVEn
Pavel Manchev, Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect

About the CONGREGATE project
CONGREGATE project ‘s primary objective is to support the implementation of national long-term renovation strategies in Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia and motivate municipalities in Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Greece to develop public-private partnerships in order to increase the share of renewable energy in the local energy mixes. The main benchmarks that will define the overall objective are the development of National models for systematic multi-level communication and an engagement campaign in support of building renovation, along with policy recommendations and feasibility studies for renewable energy cooperatives.

CONGREGATE project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.



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