Energy Communities & P2P Trading

Renewable Energy Communities (RECs) and Citizen Energy Communities (CECs) are a new market player in the EU.

The Clean Energy Package was put into EU law by 2019 and has to be made available in all member states latest by July 2021 is a major milestone to open up the energy market for more innovation, active participation and a fast transition towards green energy.

There are two types of energy communities:

Renewable Energy Communities

Citizen Energy Communities

Organization

Legal entity

Legal entity

Energy Type

Renewable Energy

Electricity

Service Area

Local

No Limitation

Participation

People, Municipalities and SME's but NO Incumbent Energy Companies

People, Municipalities and SME's but NO Incumbent Energy Companies

This will democratize the energy market for the first time and create a more resilient, cleaner and participative energy system.

Technology wise this is best served with the Sovereign Operating System, providing identities for IoT devices, people and organizations in combination with the smart contract and token capabilities on the ARTIS blockchain. The formation of communities can be done in DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations) as well as traditional associations and cooperatives. Needless to say, governance will play a major role in Energy Communities.

P2P trading of energy will be unlocked for the first time in Europe and considering approx. 200m households, 10000 kWh energy consumption and an average price of 20ct/kWh, this is a 400bn Euro market.

Even more impressive will be the renewable energy investments over the next decades (trillions of Euro's) and the simplification of capital flows towards Energy Communities via the ARTIS Ecosystem are part of the current development strategy.

Further details on the 'State of the Energy Union' can be found here.