Malta does not intend to transpose EU provisions on energy communities, definition or otherwise.
Malta’s NECP explicitly rejects the development energy communities, which it attributes to the lack of a market (i.e. a monopoly) for supply of energy. Although Malta’s energy system benefits from regulatory exemptions, those do not cover the development of energy communities. Supply monopoly aside, Malta envisions self-consumption, which could be undertaken by energy communities. Furthermore, many renewable energy communities engage in production without engaging in supply.