The changing regulatory landscape of household self-consumption

10:00 - 12:00 REKK Workshop, online

10 of May,

The involvement of households in renewable energy generation mobilises new financial resources and provides new sites for achieving decarbonisation targets, and can encourage active consumer participation in ensuring the resilience of the electricity system. In Europe, EU regulation has led to changes in several countries' accounting and compensation systems for household (solar) energy in recent years. The EU Electricity Directive required Member States to ensure that prosumers pay separate grid charges for electricity fed into and taken from the grid, in order to contribute to the costs of maintaining and developing the grid. In practice, this means that by the end of 2023 at the latest, the net-metering systems had to be reviewed and adapted.

In this online workshop, we presented the results of our analysis of changes and trends in the self-consumption schemes in EU countries, which was supported by the European Climate Foundation. We also showed how Energy Community Contracting Parties are using compensation schemes to encourage household investment in renewable energy. During the panel discussion, we discussed with our guests what works well and what does not work so well in their national schemes, and what advice can be given to Energy Community countries to develop efficient, incentive, and flexible incentive schemes instead of net-metering.


  • Katalin Varga, Senior Research Associate, REKK
  • Naida Taso, Renewable Energy Expert. Energy Community Secretariat


  • Agime Gerbeti, Staff Director General, Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security, Italy
  • Naida Taso, Renewable Energy Expert. Energy Community Secretariat
  • Michael Sorger, Senior Expert Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at Energie-Control Austria
  • Ján Karaba, Director, Slovak Association of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Industry (SAPI)
  • Moderator: Mária Bartek-Lesi, Senior Research Associate, REKK

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