Study day at HEC Liège

Renewable Energy Communities

Prospects and Challenges


October 18, 2022
HEC Liège
Rue Louvrex 14
4000 Liège

What do Renewable Energy Communities entail?

After the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” initiative there has been increasing interest and promotion of renewable energies, leading to the adoption of the Renewable Energy Directive called ‘RED II’ in 2018. The latter advocates for local citizens, companies and municipalities to play a key role in green energy consumption and production activities through projects such as Renewable Energy Communities (RECs). RECs are subject to multiple economic, financial, social, technical and regulatory aspects to be addressed. In the last years, several research projects have been implemented to optimize RECs’ success in the energy transition.

As part of the AMORCE project (Micro and macro analysis for the optimization and the replicability of energy communities) funded by the Wallonian government, HEC Liège hosts a workshop gathering researchers and experts from different backgrounds to discuss the current evolution of REC projects.


The study day program





8:50 – 9:00

Welcome address

Prof. Axel Gautier & Remy Balegamire Baraka

HEC Liège

9:00 – 9:30

Energy communities and the Grid: organizational issues and welfare implications

Prof. Jean-Christophe Poudou

University of Montpellier

9:30 – 10:00

A taxonomy of energy communities in liberalized energy systems

Prof. Thomas Bauwens

Utrecht University

10:00 – 10:30

To be announced

Prof. Per Joakim Agrell


10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

Do renewable energy communities deliver energy justice? Exploring insights from 71 European cases

Florian Hanke

Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt

11:30 – 12:00

Pricing Electricity in Residential Communities using Game-Theoretical Billings

Prof. Zacharie De Grève


12:00 – 12:30

Can Renewable Energy Communities increase the use of the flexibility of Electric Vehicles?

Benjamin Pierre

ENGIE Laborelec

12:30 – 13:00

AMORCE research project: understanding the enabling environment that should surround the implementation of Energy Communities in Liege

Stephane Monfils & Jonas Lambert

BEMS, ULiège

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch and networking

Practical information

The study day will be held at HEC Liège in a live format

Address: Rue Louvrex 14, 4000 Liège, room N1d 0/86 (New building)

Price: Free of access but mandatory registration before October 9. Limited places!

Language: English

Each presentation will last 20 to 25 minutes completed with a 5 minutes question and answer session.




For additional information, please contact Remy Balegamire Baraka

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