Whether you're an energy community looking for support, or a government agency looking for inspiration on how to support energy communities in your constituency, you've come to the right place!
On this page, you will find national, regional, or local one-stop shops for energy communities. We will keep growing this page for you over time.
Do you know about any one-stop-shop or online platform that is not yet featured here? Let us know at infoec-repository [dot] eu (info[at]ec-repository[dot]eu)!
The guidance document is an essential tool to create your own energy community one-stop-shop. Learn from established one-stop shops and access many practical resources for defining your services, financing your one-stop-shop project, or designing your customer journey.
An internet platform with free access providing an opportunity for monitoring of energy consumption and sharing knowledge and experience among European citizens to adopt more conscious behaviours in order to improve energy efficiency levels.
Topics: energy efficiency, RES production
Found via: UP-STAIRS
The Austrian coordination office for energy communities aims to foster the development of energy communities through education and information as well as best practice examples, services such as sample contracts, guidebooks, contact with service providers. It further serves as an intermediary between energy communities and legislative bodies.
Found via: SHAREs
The One-Stop-Shop (OSS) initiative in Asenovgrad was established by the municipality in 2020-2021 to address the need for enhancing energy efficiency in large multifamily residential buildings, particularly those with more than 36 dwellings owned by individual owners. The reason for this focus was that these constellation face a challenge in triggering collective actions for energy refurbishment of the entire building. The initial financing for the OSS was secured by the municipality by participating as a pilot in the H2020 UP-STAIRS project.
Topic: building renovation
The North-West Croatia Regional Energy and Climate Agency’s (REGEA) activities with energy communities began with their participation in the EU-funded SHAREs project in September 2021. One of REGEA’s objectives under this project was to develop a for energy communities in Croatia, based on the WordPress template created by the SHAREs project.
In 2005, the Irish government set up the SEAI to provide support to energy communities. The motivation behind this initiative was to increase the uptake of renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures whilst improving public acceptance and empowering communities. In 2012, the SEAI launched a financing scheme that would foster the take-up of renewable energy and community acceptance, whilst respecting the communities’ need to take ownership and increase their autonomy. Between 2012 and 2023, the SEAI has administered €210 million in grants. It does this via three main programmes:
Topic: renewable energy, energy efficiency, building renovation
On the back of a new regional law promoting energy communities and collective self-consumption projects published by the Emilia Romagna region (where AESS is based) in 2022, AESS started to develop services for energy communities. The Emilia Romagna region plans to allocate at least €from the European Rural Development Fund to supporting energy communities.
After the emergence of the European energy community definitions, Energie Samen decided to set up one overarching one-stop-shop to support the set-up and growth of energy community organizations and projects (moving beyond supporting only cooperatives). The idea is to provide one place where energy communities can find everything they need to do to successfully implement their projects.
The Asturias Regional Energy Agency (FAEN) has expanded its efforts to promote renewable energy sources to provide technical, financial, and administrative support for the development of energy communities in recent years.
Topic: cross-cutting (focus on collective self-consumption)
Osona Energía Cooperativa (OECoop) is a second-level energy cooperative that acts as a one-stop-shop to energy communities in the Spanish region of Osona, and extends its services to all of Catalonia. It was set up by four energy communities in 2022, with the active support of the local energy agency.