Neighborhood Power for renewable energy - Ghent

Factsheets tags
Energy democracy
Participatory governance
energy cooperative

In 2018 the city of Ghent initiated a participatory process engaging different local stakeholders that launched the “Buurzame Stroom” ( Neighbourhood Power in English) pilot scheme. This project has been organised with the collaboration of different partners: Ghent University, two energy cooperatives, a social protection association and the local distribution system operator. “Buurzame Stroom” aims to increase the production of local renewable energy in Dampoort-Sint-Amandsberg neighbourhood by installing as many solar panels as possible and distributing the costs and revenues fairly in the community.