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COMMUNITY ENERGY

IN GREECE AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE

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ACTION RESEARCH

Focus on community energy, encompassing business modeling, financing, governance, social impact, and mitigating energy poverty.

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

We assist citizens, SMEs, and municipalities in the development of community energy projects.

CAPACITY BUILDING

We raise awareness, conduct educational and training activities, and build capacity and upskilling programs.

ADVOCACY

Focus on monitoring and enhancing policies, regulations, targets, and strategies related to community energy.

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MODERATOR

MODERATOR

DURATION 2024 - 2027 / FUNDED BY Horizon Europe: Data centers are among the most significant contributors to global energy consumption and have large space demands in order to be efficient consuming a...
Community Solar Garden

Community Solar Garden

DURATION 2023 – 2026 / FUNDED BY DBU & Onassis Foundation: The project will promote small-scale community-based AgriPV systems for combining solar energy production with food cultivation in urban ar...
COMET

COMET

DURATION 2023 – 2026 / FUNDED BY LIFE Europe: The project will create community energy coalitions at the national level in Eastern European countries and support pioneer energy communities in Greece...
Co-Energy

Co-Energy

DURATION 2023 – 2024 / FUNDED BY Bodossaki Foundation: The project is tackling energy poverty by facilitating the participation of energy-poor families in collective self-consumption community energ...
DRrise

DRrise

DURATION 2023 – 2027 / FUNDED BY Horizon Europe: “Demand Response – Residential Innovation for a Sustainable Energy System” | DR-RISE’s main objective is to demonstrate the benefits of Deman...
SolarHub

SolarHub

DURATION 2023 – 2026 / FUNDED BY Horizon Europe: SolarHub Project will strengthen connections between five Greek and Turkish solar energy innovation ecosystems.
LOOP

LOOP

DURATION 2022 – 2025 / FUNDED BY LIFE Europe: The project will build capacity, empowering local and regional government, citizens, and other stakeholders to work together....
The Social Impact of Energy Communities in Greece

The Social Impact of Energy Communities in Greece

DURATION 2022 – 2024 / FUNDED BY Heinrich Boll Stiftung – Thessaloniki: The project consists of a series of activities with the goal to deepen the understanding of the social impacts of energy com...

Best Practice Guide for South East Europe (2022)

The goal of this publication is to illustrate good practices of energy communities in the region, to inspire other citizens to launch their own citizen energy communities, following the steps of - and...

Building Energy Communities in Greece (2019)

This guide aims to clarify the framework in which ECs operate, their role in a fair energy transition while providing both theoretical and practical information for their development.
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Working with our member Electra Energy Cooperative is always a true pleasure. Our relationship has been exemplary and inspiring, with an incredible milestone highlighted last year: the jointly organized Community Energy Spring Gathering in Athens. Bringing the – for us so important – cooperative values into practice, Electra’s team exhibits dedication, passion, and professionalism, adding substantial value and experience to our European network of energy communities. Pioneering community energy in Greece, Electra extends invaluable insights and unwavering support to cooperatives in the Balkans and beyond. Together, we’ve achieved remarkable outcomes: strengthening policy recognition, establishing enabling frameworks, and promoting inclusivity within the community energy movement.

Sara Tachelet

RESCOOP.eu

We are a research organisation that tackles a broad spectrum of collaborative organisational activities in society. Electra has been an invaluable partner in projects related to community energy. They have greatly expanded our understanding of the practical considerations of community energy but also how to approach citizen engagement in a successful and meaningful way. As researchers primarily engaging in action research, this has been immensely helpful. Their commitment to their social goal for energy sustainability and justice is abundantly obvious in their intense devotion to the work, often to the detriment of their personal lives!

Vasilis Kostakis

P2P Lab

CommonEn, our energy community, would not be created and thriving without the support of Electra. They have gone above and beyond with guiding us through the labyrinthine process of establishing the community in Greece, but also in starting our first energy projects and managing them too. They are a bastion for energy democracy and sustainability and definitely a key actor in the success of genuine energy communities in Greece and abroad.

Chris Giotitsas

President of CommonEn Energy Community

Electra Energy has been an invaluable partner, steadfastly supporting Hyperion throughout our journey. Thanks to them we have managed to overcome several obstacles when forming our community and developing our solar park, we have benefited from international projects focused on research and empowerment and have gained confidence as an engaged community. Electra stands as a trusted partner, not just for us but for every citizen-led energy community. The uniqueness of their values—democracy, fairness, and inclusivity in the energy transition—resonates with and aligns perfectly with our vision.

Takis Grigoriou

President of Hyperion Energy Community

Minoan Energy Community has had the fortune and pleasure to work with Electra Energy on a number of projects and, in general, to team up with them on the path of a just and democratic energy transition for local communities. We consider Electra Energy as one of our key partners and supporters of our effort, which, in practice, is a joint effort, as well as one of the most important actors of the solidarity-based energy economy in Greece. We will continue together until our final validation, which is none other than the distribution of the energy wealth in Greece with absolute priority to its citizens!

Dimitris Katsaprakakis

Member of Minoan Energy Community

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