The establishment and operation of the Energy Communities as introduced and established by Law 4513/2018 constitutes a new and integrated institutional intervention supporting social economy in the energy sector.
It aims at promoting energy sustainability and innovation, production, storage, own consumption, energy distribution and supply, by improving energy end-use efficiency at local and regional level.
in the spirit of the European guidelines, Energy Communities reduce energy poverty on the basis of the guidelines and priorities of its members.
Energy Community has the legal form of a civil partnership of exclusive purpose, having as partners both citizens and enterprises with residence or facilities within the same region.
Main goal is to promote social economy values and innovative energy solutions, as well as take benefits from its activity to produce, distribute and exchange energy from RES, in local or regional scale.
Energy Community is an initiative for citizens, social organizations, local or city authorities, small and medium-sized local businesses to take part in energy projects as producers and consumers at the same time (netprosumers).
Energy Communities can strengthen the decentralized growth model, since incentives and benefits of clean energy production and management in local scale can now be diffused across society to full extent.
The locality will be strong and further promote synergies and partnerships with public and private energy stakeholders.
The central idea is to bring together individuals, initiatives, social actors and the social economy, which are strengthened by the rule of democracy within the Energy Community, which is guaranteed by the parity of the participants, irrespective of the cooperative share.
The operation of the Energy Community, beyond the benefits for its members, will be the possibility to apply successful technological examples of energy autonomy in regions of Greece and abroad, with the ultimate goal of becoming self-sufficient and autonomous in energy, while also contributing significantly to the economic and social progress of its members.
Energy Communities enhance solidarity in favor of social economy, as well as attract and increase investment locally. Energy self-sufficiency, sustainability and environmental protection are the expected result, by making use of all available tools in the energy market, such as offsetting energy, netting energy, smart power meters and more
Pioneering in energy developments, EUNICE has already advanced Energy Communities’ concept, by supporting as a technical advisor and partner in setting up and organizing many Energy Communities in Greece.
EUNICE promotes energy saving and autonomy solutions taking advantage of its accumulated know-how in the field of RES, advanced software and innovative technological products it develops.