The case studies provided by Lake Constance Fundation include a cluster of German citizen energy cooperatives in Baden-Württemberg. Two examples of energy cooperatives are the Bioenergy Villages and Bürgerenergie Bodensee (Civil energy cooperatives at Lake Constance).
The case study provided by Lake Constance Foundation includes a cluster of German citizen energy cooperatives in Baden-Württemberg. Two examples of energy cooperatives to be investigated during the SocialRES project are the Bioenergy Villages and Bürgerenergie Bodensee (Civil energy cooperatives at Lake Constance).
Bioenergy Villages: renewable energy supply in rural areas in Baden- Württemberg (Germany), mostly using local biomass such as biogas, woodchips as well as further energy sources like solar, waste heat, combined heat and power. A Heating district is the heart of this kind of cooperative. The energy cooperative has a legal framework with a wide range of participation possibilities:
• Purchases of energy
• Operation of the facilities, Administration, public relations work
• Contribution at the process of formation, building, maintenance possible
Bürgerenergie Bodensee: regional energy cooperative (Baden- Württemberg, Germany) investing in RES projects including 134 members holding 1240 shares. Members can buy shares starting from 1000€, returned through the electricity feed-in compensation. Implemented projects include PV power station and shares at a regional wind farm. There is a great demand from the members for new projects and approaches.