Feasibility assessments focus not only on reviewing available technology or market trends but also on examining how and if your selected enablers can deliver the anticipated benefits. Assessing possible risks that your initiative might encounter is another crucial step to consider.
In order to get civic energy initiatives off the ground, certain capacities are needed among the stakeholders involved. Five different capacity needs were identified and ranked by the COBEN project partners according to the priority of their relevance for civic energy developments.
The COBEN project has taken a deeper look at the risks of various civic energy initiatives around Europe. The information given here has been taken from surveys we collected from our partners' pilot projects. A more theoretical approach to risks can be found in the "Risk Matrix" introduced in the Roll-out's phase Management installation.