Grids Series S1 E1: How to engage Energy Communities with the Grid

Starting with a key presentation on the classification of communities and the impact of energy communities on TSO & DSO by Energyville.

An overview of the different types and their relevance for TSO’s & DSO’s. What types will bring more decentralized storage? What types will avoid or increase congestion? Plus, what is the right economic impulse to increase or decrease their impact?

This was a very special episode looking into how Energy Communities are engaging with the Grid and what this means for utilities. It started by exploring Energy Communities with a presentation on their classification, before asking the panel of experts to look into some key questions around local consumption and who benefits the most and who doesn’t.

The panellists shared their success stories and lessons learnt on the advantages of local consumption vs the disadvantages, such as the reduced flexibility for the utilities.

The Panel: How do we keep Energy Communities engaged with the Grid?

  • The functions of the Energy Communities and the potential negative impact on Flexibility for the DSO
  • Legislation and tariffs as tools to keep energy communities engaged with the Grid.
  • What more do you want to ask this panel of experts? Join the discussion to interact with the panellists directly and get answers to your questions on Energy Communities and how their impact on the grid.


  • Nicolň Rossetto, Research Associate at the Florence School of Regulation


  • Annelies Delnooz, Senior Researcher and Project Manager, VITO/Energyville
  • David Zenner, Head of Customer Relations, Elia & the IO.Energy initiative
  • Marion Malafosse, Policy Officer Retail Market Unit, DG ENERGY
  • Peter Hermans, former CTO at Stedin & member of the advisory board of the FED programme in Denmark, EnergyVille (Belgium) and SmartEn


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