Mapping of Energy Co-operatives

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Mapping of Energy Co-operatives

  1. 1. Energy Cooperatives in Europe <ul><li>Mapping project of Cooperatives Europe </li></ul><ul><li>In cooperation with Ecopower cvba </li></ul><ul><li>In preparation of this seminar (and further) </li></ul><ul><li>Work in progress... </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why <ul><li>Small cooperative(s)? </li></ul><ul><li>But on a European level: mid range player? </li></ul><ul><li>Endorsing renewable energy and EU-policy </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation = advantage for cooperatives </li></ul><ul><li>Possible partners for future projects? </li></ul>
  3. 3. How? <ul><li>Main source: the internet (on basis of lists) </li></ul><ul><li>Basic data </li></ul><ul><li>Categorizing </li></ul>
  4. 4. How?
  5. 5. Diverse and wide range <ul><li>200 entities (incl. federations) </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly wind energy </li></ul><ul><li>Hydro power: in certain areas </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly production, consumer (100 – 50) </li></ul><ul><li>Combination production & consumer (30) </li></ul><ul><li>Long tradition in the South of Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Younger cooperatives in the North (DK!) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Remarkable... <ul><li>Often small scale initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Often local initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Danish websites: mature, clear, interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Various names ( Verein, Consortium, Genossenschaft, Gemeinschaft,.. .) </li></ul><ul><li>Many data hard to find (even addresses!) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Defining and detecting energy cooperatives <ul><li>True to type </li></ul><ul><li>Spirit vs. form; form vs. spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Input is welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Europe! </li></ul><ul><li>Important to consolidate future cooperation in Europe between cooperatives </li></ul>

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