New briefing on financial aspects of micro- and pico- community energy systems

30th March, 2021

The CESET team have produced this briefing to outline the basic financial features of CES development as they are planning to put them in practice within the CESET project. The review raises some important questions of general interest for understanding CES. The main question is whether a CES can be integrated within a community in a way that the community can reduce its operating costs and support its long term viability. It follows that a process of negotiation of community governance may help redefining the terms of implementation and hence, support the viability of alternative finance models or subscriptions. The question that follows is which of those costs could be supported by the community. These are two complicated questions which they hope to answer within the life of the project CESET.