Market characterization: segments and boundaries analysis for CitizEE’s pilots demonstrators
- 07 February 2020
The market characterization analysis focus on the current local Citizen Funding market related to the CFs4EE1 Financing Scheme2 scope and targeted beneficiaries defined in the grant agreement for each of the pilot country/region. The objective of the Market Characterization analysis is to identify the key decision elements that will serve the evaluation of the CFs4EE Financing Scheme to be developed by the project and the Public Financing Instrument that will support the scheme.
The market characterization analysis focus on the current local Citizen Funding market related to the CFs4EE Financing Scheme scope and targeted beneficiaries defined in the grant agreement for each of the pilot country/region (see section 2.2.4). The proposed methodology (5-step) used for the market characterization analysis is described in the following figure:
The methodology has been developed in a general template that allows project partners to assess, on a country-per-country basis the market characterization of existing and emerging Citizen Funding solutions and schemes for the energy sector (RES & EE3). This covers both funding through « crowdfunding platforms » as through « cooperative funding models ». The difference is covered in the definitions section. The objective of the Market Characterization analysis is to identify the key decisional elements that will serve the evaluation of the CFs4EE Financing Scheme to be developed and the Public Financing Instrument that will support the scheme. The template (see section 2.3) is based on a number of topics that need to be described and a number of questions that need to be answered.
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Legal & regulatory investment framework analysis
This report is a compilation of the initial situation, the planned activities as well as the opportunities and difficulties of CitizEE’s four pilot regions Portugal (GOPARITY), Belgium (VEB), Croatia (REGEA) and Lithuania (VIPA). The result is a comparing overview of the current state from a legal point of view. In order to achieve a detailed view on the cases the report was written in close cooperation with the partner countries as well as with ECN and ENERGINVEST. With the help of a questionnaire, follow-up questions and discussions it was possible to not only finalise a legal and regulatory analysis but to also get an impression what other relevant aspects for the pilot regions do exist.