The debate on distributed energy systems is evolving in a way that enlarges the domain of traditional energy policy, especially regarding urban and regional development priorities and community engagement aspects. The present article discusses on the possibility to adopt Community Energy Enterprises as a specific organizational model that may represent a crucial and not yet explored tool to enhance the diffusion of a distributed energy geography, promoting new approaches for community-based energy systems. The crucial issue here is that in the discussion of the current energy system we may refer not only to production unit, but also to ownership, decision-making and local responsibility as regards new forms of provision, infrastructures and organizations. With these objectives, the paper discusses in a multi-scalar perspective the role of these organizations may innovate the governance of the current energy market, as part of a bottom-up based socio-material transition in the energy market: mobilizing local factors, institutions and approaches in users and citizens’ engagement. © 2018, Aalborg University press. All rights reserved.

Community Energy Enterprises in the Distributed Energy Geography / Tricarico, Luca. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 2246-2929. - 18(2018), pp. 81-93. [10.5278/ijsepm.2018.18.6]

Community Energy Enterprises in the Distributed Energy Geography

Luca Tricarico
2018

Abstract

The debate on distributed energy systems is evolving in a way that enlarges the domain of traditional energy policy, especially regarding urban and regional development priorities and community engagement aspects. The present article discusses on the possibility to adopt Community Energy Enterprises as a specific organizational model that may represent a crucial and not yet explored tool to enhance the diffusion of a distributed energy geography, promoting new approaches for community-based energy systems. The crucial issue here is that in the discussion of the current energy system we may refer not only to production unit, but also to ownership, decision-making and local responsibility as regards new forms of provision, infrastructures and organizations. With these objectives, the paper discusses in a multi-scalar perspective the role of these organizations may innovate the governance of the current energy market, as part of a bottom-up based socio-material transition in the energy market: mobilizing local factors, institutions and approaches in users and citizens’ engagement. © 2018, Aalborg University press. All rights reserved.
Community Energy Enterprises in the Distributed Energy Geography / Tricarico, Luca. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT. - ISSN 2246-2929. - 18(2018), pp. 81-93. [10.5278/ijsepm.2018.18.6]
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