Communities and the Energy Crisis

In the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Europe must radically transform its energy system to ensure a reliable and affordable energy supply to its citizens and firms.

Can energy communities be part of the toolbox that Europe and other parts of the world rely upon to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy system and shield consumers from extraordinarily high and volatile prices?

Falling renewable energy costs and digitalization of energy make it possible. However, is technological progress enough? Are households and firms concretely interested in joining collective action? Can viable business models be built around the notion of community energy? What is the role of public policies and regulation?

This free talk, hosted by the Florence School of Regulation, features a number of contributors to the new book, Energy Communities: Customer-Centred, Market-Driven, Welfare-Enhancing?, including Dr. Sioshansi.

The talk will talke place on Wednesday, October 19th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm CEST (Central European Summer Time). For further details and to register, click here.

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