In our constant desire for training and raising awareness about Energy Communities in the hands of the Citizens, we presented today online the #EnergyCommunities, the case of Greece, and our guidebook “Building Energy Communities in Greece” to the Students and Professors of the superior grade of Renewable Energies of the IES Alto Palancia, Segorbe, Spain.
Thanks to Sapiens Energía for inviting us to share our experience.
Workshop: Energy Communities
Our Cooperative participated in the event about “Energy Communities” yesterday, 25th at MARES Madrid where we shared the experience of legal framework and our Guide for Energy Communities in Greece. We also had a solar meal together with unionrenovables.coop https://m.facebook.com/unionrenovables/ , lacorrientecoop.es https://m.facebook.com/LaCorrienteCoop/ , and others.
It was a great workshop from Barrio la pinada and Aeioluz .
Our Cooperative presented the pioneer case of Greece that has already implemented a national legal framework for Energy Communities.
Workshop: “Structural changes in Europe”
Electra Energy Cooperative participated at the European Energy Salon about Structural Changes in Europe. Pınar Demircan, Journalist, Yeşil Gazete; nukleersiz.org, Turkey, started off talking about her fight against nuclear in Turkey. Then, Dagmar Schmidt, President, Lausitzer Perspektiven, Germany, spoke about her experiences with the German coal sector. After that, Miriam Rodriguez-Ruiz, President, Electra Energy Cooperative, Greece, came in with her experience with energy cooperatives in Greece/Spain. And then Konstancja Ziółkowska, Analyst, Institute for Structural Reserach, Poland, reflected a little on her energy poverty, economic and labor market analysis work in Poland. Then the moderator, Rebecca Bertram, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung , took the discussion from there and they all answered to different interesting questions from the audience.
It was an encouraging pannel where each one spoke about their specific work areas and a bit of political analysis of the context they are working in (addressing the questions of what are the biggest challenges, what are their success stories and where do they see the developments go).
Workshop: UNEF – Unión Española Fotovoltaica
We participated in the workshop of UNEF – Unión Española Fotovoltaica of the European Project #PVP4GRID where we shared our experience regarding the Greek Legal Regulation about #EnergyCommunities to Spanish stakeholders and PV companies.
Workshop: Energy Innovation and citizen participation
Our cooperative is in a workshop about Innovation in Energy (citizen participation), organized by Greenpeace España participating together with UNEF – Unión Española Fotovoltaica,Fundación Renovables, Tangente Grupo Cooperativo,Fridaysforfuture,La Corriente , Plataforma por un Nuevo Modelo Energético and other organizations involved in Social Economy and Renewable Energies. That was a very interesting initiative in order to mobilize Energy Communities in Spain!
Workshop: “Driving Energy Communities”
Our cooperative participated in the workshop “Driving Energy Communities”, where we shared the experience of Greece and presented our new Guidebook: “Building Energy Communities in Greece”. The workshop took place in Madrid.
Workshop: “Impulsa Madrid Solar”
Our Cooperative participated in the presentation of a great community energy project by Som Energia Madrid and Ecooo Revolución Solar.
“Impulsa Madrid Solar” project involves the installation of photovoltaic plants for self-consumption.
Our cooperative assisted the Technical Congress at GENERA, organized by IDAE: “Self-consumption as a key to change. Energy Transition, between all”.
We stretched the importance of strengthening community energy initiatives, such as the “Viure de l’aire” project, in which our cooperative is a member and co-investor.
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day, 8th of March 2019.
Our cooperative assisted the event organized by the Spanish Association of Women in Energy, #AEMENER, where we talked about “The Silent Revolution of the Professional of the future 21st century”
Workshop: “Women with energy”
Our cooperative is continuously promoting gender equality in cooperatives and the energy sector.
We had a very interesting meeting at MARES Madrid together with Susanne Westhausen (director of Kooperationen, Denmark), members of the Board of directors of Cooperatives Europe, Paloma Arroyo, Director of Coceta (Spanish Confederation of Workers Cooperatives of Associated Work). Yolanda Picazo, Co president of the integral Cooperative “Women with Energy” Mujeres con Energía Cooperativa .
Moderated by Rocío Nogales, research network EMES and Co-president of the integral Cooperative “Women with Energy”.