The importance of NECPs for the development of prosumer initiatives in the EU

Webinar organised by the PROSEU project in cooperation with the Community Power Coalition

11 June 2019, 14:00 - 15:30


Background and objectives

EU member states are currently drafting National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) set and required under the EU Governance Regulation. Draft NECPs had to be submitted to the European Commission by the end of 2018. Final NECPs are due by the end of 2019.

There is space in the official NECP template for targets and measures on prosumers and energy communities. It is important that EU member states provide this information. It is also important that national objectives and policies on self-consumption are progressive and contribute effectively to the process of energy transition.

Organised by the EU Horizon 2020 PROSEU project in cooperation with the Community Power Coalition on 11 June 2019, this webinar will provide general insights on the integration into NECPs of objectives and policies relevant for prosumers and energy communities. It will also provide an assessment of the draft NECPs as well as recommendations to apply and bring forward for the final NECPs.

You can find the agenda of the webinar here.

For all the presentations and recording of the webinar, please click here.


About the organisers

PROSEU - Prosumers for the Energy Union is a project aiming to enable the mainstreaming of active participation of citizens in the energy transition. To that aim, project partners are working with collective prosumer initiatives who both produce and consume energy from renewable sources all over Europe.

The Community Power Coalition is composed of environmental NGOs, associations of cities, local authorities, consumer organisations, cooperatives and other EU-level renewables industry associations. This diverse network of like-minded organisations shares the common goal to enable citizens and communities to take ownership of renewables in the energy transition. Since 2012, the Coalition has acted as a platform to exchange experiences and knowledge, raise awareness among political EU decision makers and to get explicit recognition of community energy in EU climate legislation.