Compile Project: Stakeholder Engagement Guide


The Stakeholder Engagement Guide offers suggestions for initiating and organizing an Energy Community, which refers to a collective of individuals seeking to facilitate local energy transition initiatives. It centers on the methods and procedures pertaining to the organization and establishment of the primary group within an energy community project, as well as garnering support from the local community.




Scale of implementation

The guide is designed to be used at various scales, including neighbourhoods, industrial parks, and industries. It can accommodate energy system designs and optimizations for different sizes and complexities of projects.



The stakeholder engagement guide is a free access pdf file, that can be downloaded through a web browser.


Phase of solution

It is recommended to consult this document, before starting a community energy project. 


Target audience

The target audience for this report is project leaders and citizens looking to build an Energy Community.  Guide’s  goal is to direct the reader to a path rather than to provide a single answer to the question: how to start an Energy Community.

Key features-functionality

The Stakeholder Engagement Guide offers a comprehensive set of features aimed at enhancing effective stakeholder engagement. Its key components include:

  1. Organizational Insights: This guide provides analytical steps to successfully organize and manage stakeholder groups. It offers practical strategies to foster collaboration, streamline communication, and ensure that stakeholders are effectively included in decision-making processes.

  2. Project Development Guidance: The guide offers valuable insights and guidance on how to develop projects with a strong focus on stakeholder involvement. It emphasizes the importance of aligning project objectives with stakeholder interests and expectations, thereby increasing the chances of project success and sustainability.

  3. Stakeholder Enthusiasm Methodologies: To generate enthusiasm and support from the community and stakeholders, the guide introduces methodologies such as stakeholder mapping and analysis. These tools help identify key stakeholders, assess their interests and influence, and tailor engagement strategies to effectively address their needs and concerns. By leveraging these methodologies, organizations can build trust and foster a sense of ownership among stakeholders, resulting in more robust and successful initiatives."

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