JOINT INDUSTRY LETTER ON ENERGY SHARING
A group of six industry organizations, including CEPI, EASE, European Building Automation and Controls Association, FBE, smartEn, and SolarPower Europe, have released a joint statement advocating for the inclusion of consumer protection and empowerment in the EU Electricity Market Design’s dedicated energy sharing framework. By adding this right, consumers will be able to participate in a decentralized energy system that benefits both consumers and prosumers while also protecting them from price hikes due to renewable energy shared at a lower cost.
The organizations recommend refining the scope of application, implementing cost-reflective network tariffs, promoting flexible demand to alleviate congestion, and avoiding limiting the use of decentralized energy resources solely to energy-sharing schemes. Some member states have already implemented similar policies, and the organizations hope to build on their success.