A new way of generating, using and managing energy by a community, achieving a more decentralized, fair, efficient and democratic energy system where the citizen becomes an active and central part of the change.
What is an Energy Community?
The Energy Community is a new figure in the socio-economic value chain of the energy sector and a new concept in the wide range of scenarios of the energy transition.
An Energy Community is a legal entity where citizens, SMEs and local authorities come together, as end users of energy, to cooperate in the generation, distribution of consumption, storage, supply, aggregation of energy from renewable sources or offer energy efficiency and/or demand management service.
Benefits of the Energy Community
Energy communities are making progress in building a new, efficient, fair, decentralized and sustainable energy model.
Being part of an energy community offers its members many benefits:
Take care of the planet
With the generation of energy through renewable sources, CO2 emissions are reduced, a key factor in the fight against climate change.
Investing together, the initial economic impact is much more affordable for each user as the costs are shared and access to self-production of electricity is democratized, saving up to 30% on the annual energy bill.
Once the installation has been depreciated, the produced energy is free and there is less dependence on the marketing companies.
Reinforcement of knowledge of the principles of the energy sector and energy efficiency, and a social bond is established by the community itself offering financial support to its members.
Collaboration between different users, entities or companies in a new participatory and empowered ecosystem.
Opportunity for everyone
It opens up the possibility of participating to people, companies and entities that alone would not have the capacity to generate energy.
How can we help you?
360º support to the community
From the Europace Foundation we support and advise throughout the process of creation and management of the energy community offering the following services:
Activation and dialogue.
We organize actions that allow to generate interest and obtain citizen consensus for the creation of the community and we facilitate the collaboration between the different actors involved: citizenship, public administrations, professionals and other interested ones.
Administrative and legal support.
We provide legal and administrative advice and guide in defining the model and processing the constitution of the community.
We provide technical advice, centralize dialogue and coordination with participating professionals and actors in the community from the design phase to the start-up of the community.
Fundraising and financial support.
We seek and process grants as well as report on the best funding solutions that fit the needs of the community.
Support in the management of the Community.
We provide support and help in coordination throughout the start-up and operation of the community.
Montolivet Local Energy Community
An energy community model managed by an association with public participation from the local government.
"We saw that the City Council might be interested. He suggested that instead of doing the installation in the houses, we concentrate everything in the municipal building in the middle of the neighborhood, this way we could reduce costs and concentrate the entire installation at the same point. "
President of the Montolivet Energy Community Association
"As a local professional it's interesting to be in these projects, if the city is doing well, we'll all be fine."
Professional affiliated with the program
"The Energy Transition goes far beyond global decarbonisation or the protection of health and the environment. It must be the backbone of a new, more sustainable economy and the empowerment of citizens."
Director of the Europace Foundation
The Foundation has developed GarrotxaDomus. The comprehensive energy rehabilitation program of La Garrotxa.