WORKING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF

COMMUNITY ENERGY

IN GREECE AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE

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Areas of Expertise

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.

our work

Projects
Publications
Policy making
Articles
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...
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...

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.

People or Planet: A False Dilemma

CHRIS VRETTOS | December 2023 | As the world grapples with runaway climate change, growing inequalities, and a resurgent far right, the political establishment feels increasingly outdated...

Projects

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...
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...

Publications

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.

Policy making

Articles

People or Planet: A False Dilemma

CHRIS VRETTOS | December 2023 | As the world grapples with runaway climate change, growing inequalities, and a resurgent far right, the political establishment feels increasingly outdated...

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Testimonials

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

ZEZ and Electra  share several mutual projects that are strategically aligned, aiming to achieve a greater collective goal. Working with their team is always a standout experience, highlighted by their deep understanding, expertise, and collaborative spirit.  They consistently offer insightful knowledge and explore new opportunities with a positive, motivated attitude. Their commitment to exceeding expectations and nurturing a constructive partnership has significantly empowered our energy community and strengthened our partnership. This collaboration has not only advanced our shared objectives forward but has also established a new standard for what true partnership can accomplish in the renewable energy sector.

Erica Svetec

Project manager, ZEZ

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