Decentralised Electricity System - Myths and Facts workshop RGI
The Renewables Grid Initiative and the Community Power project organize workshop "A decentralised electricity system - myths and facts" which should to shed some light on current discussion topics in the current energy system, in particular ownership structure and the relationship producers-consumers of electricity.
The current energy system is going through a substantive change. Renewables are playing an ever bigger role throughout Europe, which also comes with a different ownership structure: big companies meet unexpected competition by citizen cooperatives, and private individuals and small companies increasingly develop from mere consumers into prosumers – producers and consumers of electricity at a time. This “decentralisation” of generation has many implications, be it on grid planning and operation, power structures, or ownership.
There are many myths and uncertainties about these implications and the mutual dependencies. During our one-day workshop, we would like to shed some light on current discussion topics, including
- the status quo of decentralisation in Europe
- implications of a more decentralised generation for the transmission and distribution grids
- opportunities for citizen cooperatives to shape the future energy system
- the influence of the legal framework and investment decisions.