In Germany, an experiment is under way to move towards tenders for new renewable energy capacity while also trying to maintain citizen participation, which has been a major driver of the energy transition in Germany. With two rounds of tenders now complete, there are a number of lessons to take away. At the EU level in particular, we have the opportunity to learn from Germany’s experience to ensure that the clean energy package results in a safe space for REScoops across Europe to participate alongside larger players in order to realise the energy transition.

The questions and answers in this report aim to provide the citizen’s perspective.