The LIFE-BECKON project, funded under the LIFE programme, is spreading its activities with an online event co-organised with the Covenant of Mayors (CoM) – Europe, focusing on the state of play of supporting mechanisms for local authorities to facilitate the creation of energy communities.
This webinar will feature the concept idea of the Technical Assistance Cookbook and the online One-Stop-Shop platform being developed on behalf of the LIFE-BECKON project.
High-level speakers representing DG ENER and the Energy Communities Repository will share updates on EU policy on energy communities and the support available to develop energy communities at the local level. Furthermore, the variety of national energy community frameworks is presented through examples from Bulgaria, Denmark and Spain, highlighting challenges and opportunities for local authorities.
Participants will be invited to actively participate in the discussion, sharing concrete challenges and possible solutions.
Objectives of the webinar:
- Present the overall idea and expected outcomes of LIFE-BECKON as supporting mechanism to deploy energy communities at local level
- Show the variety of ECs frameworks at the national level, local challenges and possible opportunities
- Collect multi-level feedback and opinions which will contribute to the development of the LIFE-BECKON supporting mechanism in the three demo areas throughout the three years of the project’s implementation and beyond
LIFE-BECKON OVERVIEW AND PRESENTATION - 11:00
- Introduction | Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office, Andrea Carosi
- LIFE-BECKON supporting mechanism to deploy energy communities | R2M Solution, Federico Noris
EU POLICY UPDATES AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES - 11:15
- Framework for the Energy Communities in EU legislation | DG ENER, Achille Hannoset
- Available support for local authorities| Energy Communities Repository
NATIONAL FRAMEWORKS - CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES AT LOCAL LEVEL - 11:35
- Bulgaria | Sofia Energy Agency, Nadya Nikolova
- Denmark | City of Copenhagen, Erik Hagelskjær Lauridsen
- Spain | Diputación de Ávila / R2M Solution, Mauro Ostinelli
- 12:05 Q&A session
- 12:25 Wrap up and conclusion | Covenant of Mayors – Europe Office, Andrea Carosi
- energy cooperation | regional and local authorities | support mechanism
- Online only
- External event
- Online only
- LIFE-BECKON project | Covenant of Mayors Europe for Climate & Energy