Energy communities have the potential to transform customer attitudes and the way they engage with the energy system. Peer to peer energy trading models, facilitated by blockchain are also challenging the status quo, while collective self-consumption is stimulating growth of energy communities across Europe. What would it take from energy suppliers to adapt to this new market paradigm?
A recent webinar from the Local Energy Systems research team explored:
- How enthusiastic are consumers about investing in energy communities?
- What business models are emerging?
- How will this impact the existing energy supply industry?