Municipalities’ ecosystem roles in different energy communities

Jussi Valta, Anne-Lorene Vernay, Tuomas Vanhanen, Raúl Castaño-Rosa, Ulla Saari

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Municipalities are in a crucial position regarding initiating and implementing energy communities. Existing literature acknowledges their role but focuses on production-based energy cooperatives, and there is a need for a more comprehensive view of potential ecosystem roles. This study uses the ecosystem approach to present an overview of different energy communities and municipalities’ roles in them. Mostly, the municipalities have a supportive and reactive role, but especially in more complex settings like microgrids, they also can have a proactive ecosystem leadership role in coordinating and facilitating energy communities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT Asia)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)979-8-3503-2774-8
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
EventIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia Conference - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 21 Nov 202324 Nov 2023

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)2378-8542


ConferenceIEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia Conference
Abbreviated titleIEEE ISGT Asia
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1


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