Developments, perspectives and challenges
Thursday, December 3rd 2020, 14.30
Location: Online (Zoom)

The workshop will be held in the Greek language!

Since the enactment of the law 4513/2018, more than 400 Energy Communities have been established, with the aim of contributing to the energy transition and becoming the vehicles through which citizens, small businesses, and local authorities can have an active role as micro-investors and co-owners of local RES projects.

The workshop “Energy Communities discuss about Energy Communities. Developments, perspectives, and challenges”, for the first time will pave the way through an open discussion, for Energy Communities from all over Greece to present their vision, their plans and to share their concerns and the challenges they face. In addition, the latest developments and issues related to the financing, legislation, and strengthening of the networking and representation of the Energy Communities will be discussed. Experts in the field of Energy Communities have been invited to contribute to the discussion flow, and above all, they will listen and record the results in order to plan the next steps.


Three rounds of discussions will take place with the participation of representatives of the Energy Communities, experts, and the public:

Round A’: First contact, networking, and presentation of Energy Communities. (Duration 30′)

Round B’: Funding and institutional environment: Tools, perspectives, institutional framework, developments, and challenges. (Duration 60′)

Round C’: Energy Democracy: Social cohesion, energy poverty, social acceptance of RES projects. (Duration 30′)

Participants: Representatives of Energy Communities from all over Greece.

Moderators: Dimitris Kitsikopoukos (ELECTRA energy cooperative), Alice Corovessi (INZEB), Chris Vrettos (ELECTRA energy cooperative)   

The workshop is the 1st Energy Democracy Dialogue and is co-organized by ELECTRA Energy Cooperative (within the European project EUCENA) and INZEB (within the European project CONGREGATE and the H2020 project POWERPOOR), with the support of the Hellenic Office of Greenpeace.

Registration is required to participate in the workshop.

The workshop will also be broadcasted at the same time in live streaming.

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