Renewable Energy Communities
Renewable energy communities involve groups of citizens, social entrepreneurs, public authorities and community organisations participating directly in the energy transition by jointly investing in, producing, selling and distributing renewable energy. Beyond the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, there are many benefits for the communities involved, including economic development, the creation of new jobs, cheaper energy, self-sufficiency, community cohesion and energy security. Regional authorities can support the emergence of energy communities by providing financing, expertise and advice, and ensuring that regulatory issues can be easily understood and navigated.
Find out all you need to know about energy communities in this Greenpeace article (in Greek).
In Greece the energy community concept is defined in law 4513. Click here to see the text (in Greek). The main information is highlighted in yellow.
Read here the decision of the Kythirian Councel of 25-02-2020 concerning the framework for an Energy Community. The main information is highlighted in yellow.