IKEM develops a guideline for energy cooperatives that want to include energy storage in their local renewable energy projects.



Energy cooperatives invest in a variety of renewable energy projects and contribute to the local implementation of the energy transition. There is a high level of interest among cooperatives to expand this commitment and complement their projects with storage facilities. These offer the potential to increase self-consumption of locally generated electricity/heat and independence from external suppliers.

So far, energy cooperatives have only launched a few projects due to high investment costs, but also because of legal uncertainties and a lack of business models. Compared to investments secured by the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), the business models in the field of energy storage are significantly more complex and require a deeper insight into the energy market and its regulation.

IKEM will therefore develop a practical handbook that will contain the most important information on technologies, legal conditions, and business models for the use of energy storage in cooperative energy projects.



IKEM – Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility e.V.

LaNEG: Anwenderleitfaden zu den Möglichkeiten für den Einsatz von Energiespeichern bei genossenschaftlichen Energieprojekten

Principal: Landesnetzwerk Bürgerenergiegenossenschaften Rheinland-Pfalz

Duration: 04/2016–04/2017