The Role of Energy Communities in the Region Madrid (Spain) – Francisco Puente (ESCAN)

In this interview, Francisco Puente from ESCAN discusses the unique position of the Region of Madrid and its focus on fostering energy communities.

Key takeaways from the video:

  • The Region of Madrid, with its mix of urban and rural areas, presents a diverse landscape for energy communities.
  • The ESCAN aims to position the region as a leader in energy communities within Spain.
  • Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations on rooftops offer a significant opportunity for renewable energy generation due to limited land availability.
  • High dependence on imported electricity (around 80% nationally and 97% in Madrid) underscores the need for locally produced energy.

Empowering Citizens and Fostering Collaboration

Francisco highlights POWER-E-COM’s role in:

  • Educating citizens about their energy bills and participation in the energy market.
  • Establishing an “umbrella framework” to facilitate the creation of solar PV-based energy communities.
  • Encouraging cooperation between municipalities and citizens for land use and large-scale installations.
  • Providing support throughout the process, from group formation to technical guidance and navigating regulations.

This video is a must-watch for anyone interested in the potential of energy communities in urban and rural settings!

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