The central objective of the potential study "Future Field of Tenant Electricity Models - Potentials of Tenant Electricity in Germany with a Focus on Citizen Energy" is to make a well-founded contribution to the assessment of the transformation potentials, success factors and implementation challenges of tenant electricity models. To this end, both quantitative and qualitative potentials of tenant electricity in Germany are described. One focus is on citizens' energy cooperatives, which are considered typical actors of a citizen-driven energy transition.
All relevant fields of action for decision-makers and multipliers from politics, business and society were taken into account. These include economic, political, legal, social and technical (here with a perspective focus on blockchain technology) topics as well as knowledge exchange based on best practice examples.
The study pays particular attention to cooperatively organized tenant electricity projects and the associated proposals for action, such as cutting red tape for small projects with a prosumer orientation, tax relief for self-supply, and support for voluntary involvement. The study also contains various case studies of cooperative tenant electricity projects.
Finally, the perspectives of blockchain technology for the energy industry are drawn and first practical examples are presented. The conclusion on the use of blockchain in tenant electricity is interesting.
The potential study "Future field of tenant electricity models - potentials of tenant electricity in Germany with a focus on citizen energy" was prepared by a project team of the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (UOL), innova eG and the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW).