The conference will unfold online in the form of a serie of webinars as of June 15. 27 communications across 8 sessions are planed until September 15.

Scientific conference

Energy communities for collective self-consumption: frameworks, practices and tools

June, July and September, 2020 - Online

Bilingual conference/webinars : French and English

Renewable and waste energies are increasingly mobilized at the building, village or city level. At the same time, "energy communities" are emerging at the initiative of citizens with the support of local authorities, associations or companies. These transformations push actors to act or react and modify the spaces, institutions and norms governing energy networks and housing. International speakers (Europa, Asia, Americas) from social sciences (economics, sociology, urban planning etc.) and design sciences (electrical, thermal and computer engineering, etc.) will propose, compare and update knowledge on the frameworks, practices and tools of energy communities, considered here as local mediations between production and consumption.


June 15:

  • 10:30 am - 12 pm: Opening session
  • 2 pm - 4 pm: How regulations are shaping energy communities?

June 16:

  • 10 am - 12 pm: How do production/supply/sharing energy communities emerge and develop?
  • 2 pm - 4 pm: Which skills and tools  to support energy communities?

June 23, 10 am - 12 pm: Opportunities and impacts of digital technologies for energy communities

June 30, 10 am - 12 pm: How do community energy design and urban processes fit together?

July 7, 3 pm - 4:45 pm: Do community energy projects reshape practices of inhabitants, professionals or local authorities?

September 8, 10 am - 12 pm: From tool development/spreading to living energy community project

September 15, 10 am - 12 pm: Consumers' role in the design and management of energy systems: from the individual to the collective

Detailed programme

Key words

Renewable energy, collective, deliberation, design, planning, control, intermediary, territorial or communitarian energy system, planning, development, regulation, energy self-sufficiency, reliability, solidarity, automation, social control, technology, energy management, values.

Registration information

The registration will open on May 19 on the present website (tab "Registration"). Registration is mandatory 2 days ahead each webinar to receive the connection link.

Call for contributions

Please find the whole call for paper. Contributions are expected for March 30, 2020.

Partners of the event (provisory)

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June 15, 16, 23 and 30, July 7, September 8 and 15, 2020: online conference (details)


As a reminder:

 March 30, 2020: closure of the call for communication (summaries)

 April 17, 2020: answer of the scientific board

 June 5, 2020: finalisation of the written communication

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