Energy sharing allows citizens to share self-generated electricity with their neighbourhood on a contractual basis. It complements frameworks for individual self-consumption, energy communities, electricity suppliers, wholesale markets, and flexibility markets
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Energy sharing also unlocks the full value of small-scale solar installations. It increases the self-consumption potential of solar PV installations, and allows off-takers to lower their energy bills.
To unlock this opportunity, a new article on energy sharing should be added to the Electricity Market Directive.
We believe it should cover the following elements:
- Customers should have the right to share the electricity they self-produce.
- Energy sharing should be open to renewables self-consumers.
- Participants must have the right to fully or partially transfer the operation of the sharing configuration to a certified representative who is not a participant.
- Energy sharing should be limited to matching small-scale, local generation with local consumption.
- Distribution System Operators must facilitate energy sharing by setting up the necessary metering infrastructure.
- The National Regulatory Authority should define dedicated, cost-reflective grid tariffs for local energy sharing.
- Member States must ensure that participants hold their consumer rights.
- Sharing energy should not qualify as an activity on electricity markets or as energy supply.
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