Citizens and representatives of the small business insisted on the decentralization of the energy system for the benefit of individuals, communities, neighborhoods, municipalities. They have called for a clear and robust legal framework to regulate the rights of people to produce, consume and sell energy from renewable sources themselves. Their request was sent in Varna from the Rainbow Warrior legendary sailing board of the Greenpeace. The ship is in Bulgaria as part of the European Tour "Together for Climate" of the environmental organization. Its goal is to take decisive steps to tackle the climate crisis at national and European level and specific targets for switching to renewable energies by 2030.
It will also decentralize the energy system by actively involving people. "User-producer" are the people who produce energy for their own needs, and the surplus sells it, returning it back to the network and increasing its security. Net accounting provides for the accounts of these people to consider only the difference from the consumption and sold for a long period, for example on an annual basis. That is, if in the summer the energy produced for several months was more and the consumer-maker sold the surplus over the net and the winter months had drawn more than it to cover its needs, the equalization was the difference throughout the period. Virtual reporting also applies to cases where a person lives in an apartment in the city, for example, but there is also a house in a village where there is a RES installation.
In Europe this practice is already widespread. More than 1 million Europeans already produce their own energy, Ignacio Navarro, coordinator of the Greenpeace European Energy Transition project, said. For example, in Greece, more and more people, communities and even municipalities invest in renewable energy systems. There the government and distribution companies encourage this trend by relieving administrative and technical procedures, "he added.