Economics at your fingertips  

Renewable energy cooperatives: Facilitating the energy transition at the Port of Rotterdam

Moritz Hentschel, Wolfgang Ketter and John Collins

Energy Policy, 2018, vol. 121, issue C, 61-69

Abstract: Renewable energy cooperatives (RECs) are an important element of the European energy transition. Allowing citizens and companies to invest in renewable energy and thereby become independent power producers has advanced the acceptance of renewable energy among the population, accelerating the move toward a more decentralized and sustainable power supply. We investigate how a REC could be designed to increase renewable energy deployment at the Port of Rotterdam. Based on a progressive case study conducted among a wide array of stakeholders at the Port and across Europe, we have found 14 specific characteristics a REC should embody to facilitate the energy transition at the Port. Based on these results, we present an action plan with concrete recommendations on how a successful cooperative could be launched at the Port. The results of this research can serve as a guide for stakeholders in any industrial cluster interested in driving the energy transition through a REC.

Keywords: Renewable energy; Energy cooperatives; Port of Rotterdam; Energy transition; Smart energy markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this article

Energy Policy is currently edited by N. France

More articles in Energy Policy from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

Page updated 2019-03-30
Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:121:y:2018:i:c:p:61-69