CSD Financing Workshop: “Innovative Financial Schemes for Supporting Citizen-Driven Decentralised RES Projects in Europe”

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On 24 June 2021, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) organised an international online workshop to present the research and policy findings from the implementation of the Consumer Stock Ownership Plan (CSOP) as part of the SCORE project. The speakers shared lessons learned from SCORE. They discussed the development of adequate financial tools and the question of how to work with the regulatory framework on a national level in similar projects. Another topic was the implementation and possibilities of the CSOP model, the role of municipalities and the importance of certain mechanisms to engage citizens.

Are you interested in the presentations?

Watch the recordings below.

1) The CSOP (Consumer Stock Ownership Plan) financing model for prosumer projects

Presented by Lucas Roth, Research Associate, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

2) Implementation of the CSOP model in Susa Valley, Italy

Presented by Sara Torabi, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Polytechnic University of Turin (PoliTo)

3) The German experience: applying the CSOP model in Essen

Presented by Mirco Sieg, Municipality of Essen

4) Insights from follower cities – Italy

Presented by Sergio Olivero, President, Scientific Committee, Renewable Energy Community, Municipality of Magliano Alpi, Italy

5) Insights from follower cities – Portugal

Presented by João Dinis, Municipality of Cascais, Portugal

6) Challenges towards implementation of CSOP and policy options for renewable energy communities in Europe

Presented by Dr. Radostina Primova, Senior Analyst, Economic Program, Center for the Study of Democracy