Bavnehøj – Mapping ownership among local stakeholders

Energy Communities:
Mapping ownership among local stakeholders

Client: Integrated Urban Renewal, Technical and Environmental Administration, City of Copenhagen

Sectors: Public Administration, Local Neighbourhoods, City Planning, Buildings and Energy

Services: Research, interviews, ethnography, creative reporting

Year: 2020

Civic communities for renewable energy sharing

Assessing stakeholder readiness for a first-of-its-kind urban energy community, we went on-the-ground with local stakeholders to understand motivations and identify perceived barriers, to determine local support and ownership of the project.

Challenge: How do urban stakeholders respond to renewable energy sharing in community? The municipality wanted to better understand the key drivers for locals to drive Energy Communities, that could effectively produce, share and consume renewable energy locally, and through doing so create new opportunities for local areas to strengthen quality of life.

Approach: We got familiar with some of the key local stakeholders, critical to a successful initiative. Based on field trips, observations, and dialogues, we examined local motivations and barriers with relevance to stakeholder support and participation – enabling the community to take part in co-creating a compelling solution.

Results: Our on-the-ground research synthesized into a communicable report, made the next steps and key stakeholders evident. The City now has a clear path forward in working with civic stakeholders to build urban Energy Communities – in Bavnehøj and beyond.

Key: Active outreach and local presence strengthened our relevance for local stakeholders, gaining trusted access to hard-to-find insights over time.

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