List of energy cooperatives

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Number of energy cooperatives in Germany
Visitors at a Westmill Solar Co-operative open day at Westmill Solar Park

This is a list of energy cooperatives. A cooperative is an autonomous association of persons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic, and cultural benefit.[1] Cooperatives include non-profit community organizations and businesses that are owned and managed by the people who use its services (a consumer cooperative) or by the people who work there (a worker cooperative) or by the people who live there (a housing cooperative), hybrids such as worker cooperatives that are also consumer cooperatives or credit unions, multi-stakeholder cooperatives such as those that bring together civil society and local actors to deliver community needs, and second and third tier cooperatives whose members are other cooperatives.

A 2009 study found that 23% of the newly founded cooperatives in Germany were in the energy sector. These cooperatives primarily operate wind farms, bioenergy and photovoltaic farms with local and regional scope.[2]

Energy cooperatives[edit]

  • Cooperativa Rural de Electrificacion R.L. (CRE)

In 2014 Germany had close to 1000[4][circular reference] energy cooperatives, among them:

  • Bürger Energie Region Regensburg eG (BERR)[5]
  • Bürgerwerke eG[6]
  • BürgerEnergie Buxtehude eG[7]
  • BürgerEnergieAltmark eG[8]
  • EnergieWende Erlangen und Erlangen-Höchstadt E- WERG eG[9]
  • Elektrizitätswerke Schönau[10]
  • Greenpeace Energy[11]
  • HEG Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft eG[12]
  • Neue Energien West- NEW eG[13]
  • Raiffeisen Bürger–Energiegenossenschaft Bliesgau eG[14]
  • Regionalstrom Franken eG[15]
  • Ur- Strom BürgerEnergieGenossenschaft Mainz eG[16]
  • Windfang eG Frauenenergiegemeinschaft[17]
United Kingdom
Community Wind Energy
  • Community wind energy – projects are locally owned by farmers, investors, businesses, schools, utilities, or other public or private entities who utilize wind energy to support and reduce energy costs to the local community

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statement on the Cooperative Identity. Archived 2012-02-04 at the Wayback Machine International Cooperative Alliance.
  2. ^ Climate Change Governance. Berlin: Springer. 2013. p. 110. ISBN 978-3-642-29831-8.
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  4. ^ de:Bürgerenergiegenossenschaft
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  6. ^ "Bürgerwerke - 100 % Ökostrom – Von Bürgern für Bürger -".
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  8. ^ "BürgerEnergieAltmark eG, Altmark".
  9. ^ "EWERG eG - Bürgergenossenschaft EnergieWende Erlangen und Erlangen-Höchstadt eG".
  10. ^ "atomstromlos. klimafreundlich. bürgereigen. - EWS Schönau". EWS Schönau.
  11. ^ "Privatkunden".
  12. ^ User, Super. "Home - HEG Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft eG".
  13. ^ "NEW – Neue Energien West eG - NEW - Neue Energien West eG, Bürger Energiegenossenschaft West eG im Landkreis Neustadt a. d. Waldnaab und der Stadt Weiden i. d. Oberpfalz".
  14. ^ User, Super. "BuergerEnergieGenossenschaft Bliesgau - Startseite".
  15. ^ "Regionalstrom Franken". Regionalstrom Franken eG.
  16. ^ "Urstrom eG Bürgerenergiegenossenschaft".
  17. ^ "Windfang eG - Frauen im Aufwind - Home".
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