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RENEWABLE ENERGY COMMUNITIES
RENEWABLE ENERGY COMMUNITIES AND PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRICITY

Citizen associations and businesses can join together and play a main role in the energy transition as Renewable Energy Communities (RECs), groups of individuals or legal entities that produce and share renewable energy.


There are a number of steps to take in order to set up an energy community: the members can be individuals, neighbours, businesses, public administrations, small and medium-sized enterprises, religious establishments, tertiary sector providers or a research body; the interested parties must have an active electricity supply contract and share the same electricity distribution grid; the community must set up an unincorporated association or cooperative by statute, and choose a principal among the community members or as a non-member. Finally, the stakeholders must specify the criteria by which the benefits will be shared.


Renewable Energy Communities offer substantial opportunities for a sustainable and long-lasting energy transition which is environmentally wise as the electricity produced via the shared power plant will be so using renewable sources and reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions; there are also substantial economic benefits thanks to the self-consumption compensation and to several tax incentives and a price cut of the variable tariffs in the energy bill.

    RENEWABLE ENERGY COMMUNITIES
    RENEWABLE ENERGY COMMUNITIES AND PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRICITY

    Citizen associations and businesses can join together and play a main role in the energy transition as Renewable Energy Communities (RECs), groups of individuals or legal entities that produce and share renewable energy.


    There are a number of steps to take in order to set up an energy community: the members can be individuals, neighbours, businesses, public administrations, small and medium-sized enterprises, religious establishments, tertiary sector providers or a research body; the interested parties must have an active electricity supply contract and share the same electricity distribution grid; the community must set up an unincorporated association or cooperative by statute, and choose a principal among the community members or as a non-member. Finally, the stakeholders must specify the criteria by which the benefits will be shared.


    Renewable Energy Communities offer substantial opportunities for a sustainable and long-lasting energy transition which is environmentally wise as the electricity produced via the shared power plant will be so using renewable sources and reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions; there are also substantial economic benefits thanks to the self-consumption compensation and to several tax incentives and a price cut of the variable tariffs in the energy bill.