Italian legislation is adopting innovative new consumer models:
- “self-consumers of renewable energy that act collectively”, i.e. two or more consumers, located in the same building, in which there are one or more 100% renewable generation plants. The plants may be the property of third parties, but this activity cannot represent the primary commercial or professional activity and management of the plants must therefore be subject to the control of the consumers;
- Renewable Energy Communities – RECs, i.e. a legal subject composed of multiple natural persons, SMEs and public entities within a limited area in which there are one or more generation plants exclusively using renewable energy owned by members of the REC. The purpose of RECs is to generate environmental, economic and social benefits at the community level, rather than financial profits.