Date: Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Time: 09.00 h to 16.00 h

The aim of this event is to provide insights in energy community examples in the electricity sector, the opportunities and challenges they pose for current market and regulatory arrangements. The IEA  Experts‘ Group on R&D Priority Setting (EGRD) will investigate what strategic insights can already be derived from existing initiatives and pilot projects. The European Task Force on energy communities is working to give an overview on the state of play in various EU countries and how the development could be further facilitated. A final interactive session will invite for involvement.

Please register here

 

 

Agenda

09.00 – 09.30 h: Check-in

09.30 – 10.00 h: Opening with Florian Maringer (Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Republic of Austria) 

10.00 – 12.00 h: Session 1: Energy Communities – Ideas turn into actions
Research, Technology Development and Innovation fostering the Global Energy Transition
with Herbert Greisberger (EGRD), Jan Steinkohl (European Commission)

12.00 – 13.00 h: Lunch Break

13:00 – 15:00 h: Session 2 : Different Flavors of Energy Communities

Contribution of Austrian and international R&D Activities to European Climate and Energy Strategies
Ludwigk Karg (B.A.U.M. Consult), Andreas Türk (Joanneum Research)

15.00 – 16.00 h: Interactive Session – How you can contribute to the European Task Force on Energy Communities

16.00: Wrap-up and Closing

 

Morning Session
Energy Communities – Ideas turn into actions

 

Date:                   Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Time                    09.00 h to 12.00 h

The aim of the workshop is to provide insights in energy community examples of the electricity sector, the opportunities and challenges they pose for current market and regulatory arrangements, and how they might be further facilitated. In this workshop, we will focus on two fundamental questions,

 

How do Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) contribute to a sustainable energy system?

  • What characterizes a renewable energy community (ownership structure, governance and purpose)?
  • What are the pros and cons of RECs in fostering the energy transition?
  • What is the business model of energy communities, not least regarding access to financing instruments or partnership schemes?
  • How do RECs influence the electricity system with respect to security and climate protection?

What are the unknowns of RECs – technical, political, social and economic? 

  • Which aspects are addressed by ongoing R&D projects with respect to REC?
  • How can R&D support the further implementation of REC?
  • Which role do RECs play in large-scale energy labs/show case regions?

Target audience

In addition to EGRD members and national experts, we are seeking input from social scientists, behavioural economists, RD&D decision-makers, strategic planners and programme managers from industry, academia, think tanks, national laboratories, NGOs and government.

 

Expected outcomes

The webinar will result in a summary report that identifies challenges and opportunities of energy communities and present perspectives for R&D planners and strategists.

 

Organizer

IEA Experts‘ Group on R&D Priority Setting and Evaluation (EGRD)

 

Afternoon Session

Different Flavors of Energy Communities

 

Date:                   Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Time                    13.00 h to 16.00 h

Different approaches to energy communities are emerging in Europe. Aim of the session is to understand how these approaches can be accommodated within the EU provisions for renewable and citizen’s energy communities and what the role of approaches outside the EU regulation is. The discussions are part of a work stream under the EU BRIDGE cooperation taskforce on energy communities, aiming to involve experts and projects from Austria.

 

Agenda

13:00-13:15: Introduction by the European Taskforce on Energy Communities

13:15-15:15 Presenting and discussing different classes of Energy Communities

  • Collective generation and trading, Job Swens, J-OB
  • Approaches for collective industrial self-consumption, Leen Peeters, THINK-E
  • Experiences with collective self-consumption in France, Alexandra Battle, TECSOL
  • Energy positive districts as nucleus for energy communities, Andreas Tuerk, JR
  • About islands and other autonomous communities, Takis Ktenidis, TILOS project, Greece
  • „Local utility SWW operating on behalf of and supporting the citizens.” Gerhard Meindl, Stadtwerke Wunsiedel, Germany
  • Financial Aggregation and Investment RESCOOP tbd
  • “Local organizations for fostering energy efficiency: ALLIES in Poland and Hungary.” (8), Anna Stetter, B.A.U.M., and Szymon Liszka, FEWE, Poland
  • „Jointly providing flexibility and grid services while charging EVs.” (9), Tereza Borges, Lumenaza, Germany / UK
  • Digital Energy supply and demand response systems, Natalie Samovich, ENERCOUTIM

15.15 – 16.00 h: Interactive Session – How you can you contribute to the European Task Force on Energy Communities

16.00: Wrap-up and Closing

 

Organizer

EU Task Force on Energy Communities

Andreas Tuerk (Joanneum Research)

Ludwig Karg (BAUM Consult)