REC/CEC definitions

Overall assesment

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.