Policy Note

Policy brief: The EU framework on energy communities

This policy brief gives a brief overview of political and regulatory context at European level for the development of energy communities, focusing on their social role. The brief shows that while regulation of energy communities is still in its infancy, it is benefitting from a good political dynamic pushed by the EU. Nevertheless, the social obligations ascribed to energy communities as non-traditional market players are not being matched with the level of support needed to meet such expectations. The policy thus also offers several recommendations for EU policymakers, to continue to help energy communities thrive and realise their potential to reduce energy poverty and make the energy system more fair.

You can find here the recommendations for the national level and for the local level.

Publication Date: 09 Oct 2023

Author: Klervi Kerneïs, Jacques Delors Institute

European Union

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°101032239.