LIFE INNOFIN-ACCE – Access to Capital for Community Energy

Project number:



Duration of the project:

1. 11. 2022. – 31. 10. 2025.


Total value:

1,841,208 €


EU co-financing:

1,749,143 €


Coordinating beneficiary:



Zelena energetka zadruga, Ecopower, Bündnis Bürgerenergie e.V., GoiEner S.Coop, Énergie Partagée Coopérative, Bedrijfsbureau Energie Samen B.V., Cooperativadeenergie.Ro Societate Cooperativa Europeana Cu Raspundere Limitata


Project description:

ACCE stands for Access to Capital for Community Energy, it is a project to develop and scale up collective financing tools for energy cooperatives across Europe. This project will serve to develop innovative financing schemes for energy communities, from existing exemples in the cooperative movement. The main objectives of the project are to: – Create 5 Community Energy Financing Schemes (CEFS) in 5 target countries (RO, HR, ES, DE, BE) set up at the national or regional level. – Realise 2 expansions (in scope and capital) for existing CEFS in the Netherlands and France. – Create a European intermediary for national Community Energy Financing Schemes (CEFS) created to access EU capital and funds. – To trigger the investment of 90 million euros of citizen investments through the creation of Community Energy Financing Schemes (CEFS).