The ENCOMHUB project (Energy Communities HUB - Developing supporting services for the creation of Energy Communities) aims to develop a “one-stop shop” service to support initiatives to create - or consolidate - renewable energy communities in France, Spain and Italy.

The project draws on the experience and technical, legal, entrepreneurial and financial expertise of nine partners.

Four countries, nine partner organizations

The project brings together nine partners - public organizations, associations and research centers - located in four European countries - France, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria:

  •     Agenzia per l'energia e lo sviluppo sostenibbile associazione (AESS) - Italy
  •     Lega regionale cooperative e mutue dell'Emilia Romagna (Legacoop ER) - Italy
  •     Innovacoop - Italy
  •     Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energie Environnement - France
  •     Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía (ITE) - Spain
  •     Confederació de Cooperatives de la Comunitat Valenciana (CONCOVAL) - Spain
  •     Federación Cooperativas Eléctricas de la Comunidad Valenciana - Spain
  •     CleanTech Bulgaria (CTBG) - Bulgaria
  •     Alter Alsace Energies (AAE) - France

Building on existing regional networks

The services developed by the project partners will be tested with pilot sites, and then valorized as methodology and policy recommendations.

A total of 22 pilot sites, located in the regions of Emilia-Romagna (Italy), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Grand-Est (France), and Valencia (Spain), will test models that can be adapted to different territorial contexts.

The aim of the project in France is to strengthen the services offered by the regional Énergie Partagée’s* networks, AURACLE and GECLER.

In the region, the project will enable Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Énergie Environnement (AURA-EE) to develop the AURACLE network, and the services offered in support of energy management and energy savings in buildings.

The services will be tested at 3 pilot sites :

*French movement for the promotion, support and financing of renewable energy production projects whose financing and governance are controlled by local authorities and citizens' groups.


The ENCOMHUB project is co-financed by the European Union. The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA (European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

[Updated - May 2024]