Energy Communities

I want to create a community


What is an
energy community?

It is the possibility for everyone to produce, store, sell or share energy at the local level between citizens, companies and local authorities!

The concept of energy communities becomes clearer in 2019 when two European directives are published as part of the Clean Energy Package. At the origin of such a concept is the desire to decentralize the energy market and involve everyone in the energy transition.

The idea is to consume more sustainably but also to better understand its energy impact by giving you the tools to measure it and better take appropriate actions.

Different types of energy sharing exist:

  • Renewable energy communities
  • Citizen energy communities
  • Energy sharing within a building
  • Peer to peer

The status of the community will be chosen according to the profiles of the participants but also to the desired rules of governance.

What are the benefits of being part of a community?

There are three major benefits to joining or creating an energy community:



An energy community allows local energy producers and consumers to better optimize the use of their energy at competitive prices.



It is also a concrete solution to reduce the territory's carbon footprint and CO2 emissions by setting up a short and local energy circuit.



A community that aims to bring people together, allows the creation of links and synergies between the different participants at the local level.

But in the end, the ones who talk about it the best,
are perhaps those who have already taken the plunge, like Sara?

Sara Dirkx, CEO of BeCook, joined the community a few months ago. Here is her testimonial where she explains what motivated her to join the community, the benefits she finds in it as well as how the energy community helps her grow her business.

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How do you set up an
energy community in practice?

Creating an energy community is easier than it seems. Its creation does not require any work on the network and depends on the willingness of local actors to get together and share a common energy.

At WeSmart our job is to ensure that the profiles are complementary in order to maximize the self-consumption of locally produced energy. E.g.: companies will consume more during the week on working hours, individuals more in the morning, in the evening or on weekends.

So convinced?

Join an energy community and participate in the energy transition at your level!

We are excited to start new collaborations and would love to learn more about your project. Fill out this form and one of our team members will be happy to call you back