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Digital tools for energy communities-a short guide

The Energy Communities Repository has compiled a short guide with practical examples of digital solutions for energy communities in different scopes of application.

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Digital tools for energy communities - a short guide

The Energy Communities Repository has compiled a short guide with practical examples of digital solutions for energy communities in different scopes of application.

  • Questionnaire
  • Photovoltaic Austria Federal Association

Solar PV consumption calculator

Determine your individual and optimally designed system solution both for single-family households and for your share of a community system in just a few steps.

  • Questionnaire
  • WWF Germany

CO2-footprint calculator

Determine your CO2 emissions with this climate calculator and receive tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint.

  • General guidelines

Energy community procurement guide for municipalities

Based on existing experience and research, this guide provides different options in which municipalities may be able to adapt their procurement processes to support the participation of renewable energy communities in the procurement process.

  • General publications
  • openlab athens

Digital tools for communities

The Digital Tools List provides several solutions for communities to build their digital infrastructure. The applications included here are mostly built by communities for communities and are free of charge.

  • Roadmap
  • BECoop project

BECoop Toolkit

This toolkit supports developers and operators of community bioenergy and heating projects.

  • General guidelines
  • SCCALE 20-30-50 project

Community Energy Municipal Guide

The Community Energy Municipal Guide aims to help local authorities navigate the many roles they can play to support the development of energy communities in their area.

  • General guidelines
  • SCCALE20-30-50 project

IT- and communication tools for energy communities

The SCCALE 203050 project carried out a series of interviews with energy communities to understand which IT- and communication tools they have found helpful for their operations.

  • Questionnaire
  • Renaissance Project

Renergise Multi-Vector Optimization Tool

The RENERGISE Multi-vector Optimization tool provides registered users the possibility to create, edit and compare hypothetical or actual data from local energy networks that might develop as new energy communities.

  • General guidelines
  • European Citizen Energy Academy

Energy community examples in Southeast Europe

In this guidebook, the European Citizen Energy Academy has compiled examples of inspiring community energy initiatives where people take action to improve their conditions and the wellbeing of their communities.

  • General guidelines
  • Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub

Joining or setting up a rural energy community

A short and engaging start-up guide to empower citizens and guide them on the path to either joining or starting a successful rural energy community.

  • General guidelines
  • Rural Energy Community Advisory Hub

Creating value and engaging citizens in the energy transition - Rural Energy Communities

This guidance provides you with an introduction to rural energy communities and the role of citizens in the energy system. It gives an overview of the current European energy market and explains the concept of energy communities, how they could fit within the system and why they are important.

  • General guidelines
  • Clean energy for EU islands secretariat

From vision to action : how to tackle transition on EU islands?

This Handbook is an action- oriented guide to help islands navigate the transition toward clean energy. It follows a central methodology to cover ideas and projects in all stages of the clean energy transition. It also provides examples of European islands.

  • Routekaart
  • Interreg NWE ECCO project

Hedgerow biomass calculator

This calculator helps you get an understanding how feasible the cultivation of short rotation wood or the harvest of wood from your landscape will be for biomass projects.

  • Evaluation

Energy Housing Assessment Tool (ENERHAT)

Energy Housing Assessment Tool - Providing neutral and easy-to-understand information on energy efficiency for non-experts to facilitate decisions, Integration of data from different administrations that helps decision-making.

  • Communication
  • Clean energy for EU islands secretariat

Clean energy for EU islands - Podcasts Stories

Clean energy for EU islands published a series of podcasts regarding the story of local communities living on islands and their engagement in the clean energy transition.

  • General guidelines
  • Instituto para la Diversificación y Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE)

Guía profesional de tramitación del autoconsumo

This Guide describes the necessary steps for individual self-consumption installations as well as collective self-consumption installations according to Spanish regulation.

  • Communication
  • Energy Cities

Podcast: Prague's first steps in community energy matters

Miloslav Franek from the energy management department of Prague City Hall and Tereza Mc Laughlin Vanova from the Czech Association of Local Energy Managers reflect on the process of setting up the very first Czech energy community in the Czech capital.