Energy cooperatives

Energy independence.
For local communities.

Due to the possibility of cooperation between the administration, citizens and business, energy cooperatives have an exceptionally high potential to reduce expenditure on the functioning of the commune or district, reduce energy poverty of citizens and increase the attractiveness of local investment areas. They allow, among others to create fully energy autonomous areas, which makes shareholders independent from increases in electricity, gas or heating prices.

Local government as the leader of the cooperative

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Cheap energy for all

Energy cooperatives provide access to cheap, clean energy that can be used to power buildings and common areas, street lighting, historic buildings, fountains, skateparks, etc.
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A magnet for investors

Investment areas in communes where energy cooperatives operate are becoming more attractive to investors. They can earn money by selling energy, but also by joining the DSR program, so the cooperatives indirectly increase Poland's energy security.
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Sustainability

Thanks to clean energy and local infrastructure, energy poverty and CO2 and smog emissions are reduced. Modern IT solutions support the development of municipalities, districts and cities.

Energy management system.
A cheap way to be energy efficient.

A modern platform.
Lerta Energy Intelligence

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  • monitoring energy consumption,
  • analysing and comparing collection points,
  • the analysis of energy profiles provides data for making decisions on thermomodernization investments,
  • automatic data exchange and device control,
  • advanced  metering of all media,
  • comparing all objects, halls, points and benchmarking,
  • intelligent temperature control,
  • the cost of operating the buildings is lower even up to 40%

What is an energy cooperative?

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• What is an energy cooperative?

An energy cooperative, also known as an energy cooperative, is a type of cooperative whose object is to produce electricity (or biogas or heat) in renewable energy installations and to balance the energy demand only for the energy cooperative and its members' own needs. connected to an area-defined power distribution network with a nominal voltage lower than 110 kV or a gas distribution network or a district heating network.

• Operating conditions

  • fewer than 1000 members,
  • energy production must cover a minimum of one year 70% of the energy demand of all members of the cooperative,
  • the electrical installed capacity shall not exceed 10 MW, for heat energy not exceeding 30 MW and for biogas production 40 mln m3 /year.

• Area of activity

It operates within the area of one power distribution system operator or gas or heat distribution network. There may be several power generators within a cooperative. Manufacturing installations may be owned by the cooperative or its individual members. Cooperatives may operate within a rural and urban-rural municipality, or three such municipalities directly adjacent to each other.