"Through the support of DECIDE, energy communities and collective energy actions will become the wave that produces the soft revolution towards the energy turnaround."
7 types of Energy Communities and Collective Actions
This infographic explains the concept of energy communities and collective energy actions. It showcases different business models that support these initiatives.
Publication Date: 28 Mar 2023
For the climate, my friends, or my region? An experimental field trial for prosumer engagement with peer-to-peer energy trading in Austria
Collective, citizen-led approaches to energy systems are key to reducing humanity’s climate impact. Crucial for their success is the engagement of energy prosumers, i.e., citizens that produce energy. This paper investigates how to best activate the identities of prosumers to participate in peer-to-peer energy trading. In collaboration with the OurPower cooperative in Austria, an experimental trial...
Publication Date: 21 Feb 2023
Author: Kacperski, C., Bielig, M., Klingert, S., & Kutzner, F. (2023). For the climate, my friends, or my region? An experimental field trial for prosumer engagement with peer-to-peer energy trading in Austria. Energy Research & Social Science, 97, 103000.
Evidence behind the narrative: Critically reviewing the social impact of energy communities in Europe
Energy Communities are playing an ever greater role in the European renewable energy transition. As an in- strument for citizen-led transformation, they are associated not only with economic and environmental, but also with social benefits. However, it is unclear whether Energy Communities in Europe deliver on the positive social impact they promise. In this paper, we analyze the conceptual background...
Publication Date: 22 Nov 2022
Author: Bielig, M., Kacperski, C., Kutzner, F., & Klingert, S. (2022). Evidence behind the narrative: Critically reviewing the social impact of energy communities in Europe. Energy Research & Social Science, 94, 102859
Intergenerational learning: material and trajectories
The goal of the Intergeneration learning task has been to understand how much can intergenerational learning be used to increase awareness and foster behavioural change.
To this end, the Power of Community game has been developed, aimed at kids of age 6 to 12, to explain nature and use of renewable energy, such as PV and wind and to bring closer the concept of renewable energy community.
The game is...
Publication Date: 10 Jun 2022
Author: Agata Smok, Lucija Rakocevic, Arnor Van Leemputten, Małgorzata Mątowska (Th!nk E)
Guidelines to optimize energy- efficiency information campaigns and citizen participation for collective action and energy communities with practical views and methods
The Guidelines to optimize energy-efficiency information campaigns and citizen participation for collective action and energy communities intend to provide a coherent summary of
approaches to communication, information, and intervention campaigns for establishing and shaping Energy Communities (ECs) and Collective Energy Actions (CEAs), with a strong focus on the behavioural science perspective....
Publication Date: 31 May 2022
Author: Mona Bielig, Celina Kacperski, Sonja Klingert, Florian Kutzner (Mannheim University)