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Energy Communities Repository

A Roadmap to developing policy and legal frameworks for energy communities


Publication date
12 January 2024
Directorate-General for Energy | Energy Communities Repository
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden


There is no one-size-fits-all approach for how to develop an enabling framework for energy communities - every country starts from a different place. To help EU Member States in this undertaking, the Energy Communities Repository has published a Roadmap outlining key Building Blocks and steps that can be taken to provide strong frameworks for energy communities, namely:

1 | A clear definition to identify and acknowledge energy communities

2 | Access to information and awareness raising

3 | Access to finance and available support schemes

4 | Minimum regulatory conditions

5 | Framework to monitor the types of initiatives that emerge and persistent barriers

This Roadmap supports a learning-by-doing approach through providing different examples of implementation on different aspects of national frameworks for energy communities from across the EU. It further provides examples of how different Member States have carried out their own learning-by-doing approach.

Language: English

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12 JANUARY 2024
A Roadmap to developing a policy and legal framework for energy communities