Mainstreaming active participation of citizens in the energy transition
Prosumers are active energy users who both produce and consume energy from renewable sources (RES). The growth of RES Prosumerism all over Europe challenges current energy market structures and institutions.
·Determine what incentive structures will enable the mainstreaming of RES Prosumerism, while safeguarding citizen participation, inclusiveness and transparency.
·Identification and assessment of incentive structures to enable mainstreaming RES Prosumers in the context of the energy transition.
·Build an integrated knowledge framework for a cross-sectoral understanding of RES Prosumerism, moving beyond a case by case and fragmented body of research on RES Prosumers.
PROSEU’s research focuses on collectives of RES Prosumers and will investigate new business models, market regulations, infrastructural integration, technology scenarios and energy policies across Europe.
The team will work together with RES Prosumer Initiatives (15 Living Labs), policymakers and other stakeholders from eight countries, following a quasi-experimental approach to learn how RES Prosumer communities, start-ups and businesses are dealing with their own challenges.
eco-union role: eco-union, together with ClientEarth, is in charge of Working Package 3 on European policies assessment; as well as coordinator of the activities in Spain and France, in particular the set-up of national Living Labs.