Together with our new partner, Energie U, we want to delve deeper into the developments of Energy Democracy. Energy democracy is the growing movement of people owning and controlling their energy system. The concept is connected with an ongoing decentralization of energy systems with energy efficiency and renewable energy being used also for a strengthened local energy ownership. Energy democracy introduces new actors in the energy game such as prosumers, renewable energy co-operatives and municipal, community-owned power stations. The event on February 22nd aims to illustrate the development of energy cooperatives in the ongoing energy transition. From Energie U, Sander Willemsen will be discussing the operational side of energy cooperatives. Merian Koekkoek of Hier Opgewekt will be discussing the development of energy cooperatives in the energy transition. The following questions will be tackled during the event:
- How are energy cooperatives going to scale up?
- Will they make way for a decentralized energy grid?
- What are barriers for energy cooperatives in scaling up?
- How do you set up your own energy cooperative?
Our event will be located at ANNE. ANNE is the work and meeting spot for people who want to make their homes and working environments more energy neutral.
- 19:00 - 19:30
- Walk in
- 19:30 - 19:45
- Introduction by YES-DC and Energie U
- 19:45 - 20:30
- Sander Willemsen
- 20:30 - 20:45
- 20:45 - 21:30
- Merian Koekkoek
- 21:30 - 22:00
- Discussion and Closure
- 22:00 -