Flexibility working group
Exchanging knowledge about innovative demand response tools and novel business models for energy cooperatives
With the FLEXCoop project, REScoop.eu has set up a working group to explore and exchange on the topic of flexibility. This working group is constituted of interested REScoop.eu members and will serve as an interlocutor for the project consortium and provide direct access to the project experts and be a forum for exchange among participants.
Contact: Roland Tual
Advocacy working group
Representing the voice of citizens and renewable energy cooperatives to European policy makers
Members of REScoop.eu can join the advocacy working group. This group gathers on a regular basis to discuss relevant policy issues. The advocacy working group shares white papers, public consultations and high level reports. Members receive updates on what is going on at the EU level, participate in developing joint position papers and elaborating an advocacy strategy, and can ask for support from other members of the group on specific issues.
Contact: Dirk Vansintjan
E-mobility working group
Co-operative network for sustainable mobility
In the future, electric cars will play an important role in our local electricity grids (so called smart grids) . Presently, however, we face the challenge of rolling out this technology efficiently in our local communities. We believe that by setting up European collaboration around this topic, we can find an answer to this challenge that also provides opportunities to all energy cooperatives.
The Mobility Working Group of REScoop.eu works to facilitate electric car sharing. A new European co-operative Society called "The Mobility Factory SCE" has been founded, giving energy cooperatives the opportunity to become co-owners of a shared IT platform for e-car sharing.
Contact: Daan Creupelandt
Citizen-led renovation working group
Collaboration on sustainable home renovation by energy cooperatives
In this working group, REScoop.eu members build collaborations and share knowledge, experience, and best practices relating to deep and shallow renovation. We empower communities to take collective action and make their homes and communities more energy efficient. In this way the working group will support the development and expansion of sustainable building renovation activities in Europe.
Contact: Sem Oxenaar
Gender Power working group
Promoting gender-just energy communities
In the community energy sector, despite the progress made, a gender gap still exists concerning female participation, visibility and representation in management positions. Moreover, energy communities often struggle to attract female members, especially vulnerable women.
In order to promote gender-just energy communities, REScoop.eu has launched a Gender Power working group.
Contact: Antonia Proka