Minoan Energy at the top of Europe. First prize in the European Sustainable Energy Week

A great distinction for the Minoan Energy Community that won the first prize at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), in the "Local Actions for Energy" category.

This very important distinction concerns the first photovoltaic station of virtual net metering, with a power of 405 kW, thanks to which more than 100 residences and commercial infrastructures in Crete will have free electricity for the next 25 years.

Just three years after the establishment of the Community, this award comes to strengthen the will of the people of Minoan Energy who share the same vision: The consolidation of energy democracy and the promotion of energy independence on the island of Crete, while helping similar initiatives in Greece and Europe. For Minoan Energy, the energy transition is a unique opportunity for sustainable and fair development of our society, without exclusions.

For the first time in Greece, a broad-based energy community, such as Minoan Energy, receives such a distinction. This fact is expected to give a great impetus to the newly established institution of energy communities at a time when the legislative framework that governs their operation is still being formed and at the same time the energy crisis plagues society.

Indicative of the importance of this award are the reactions on the social networks of Greek and European bodies such as the European Commission, the European federation of citizen energy cooperatives ( and the Region of Crete which is a member of Minoan Energy

The announcement of the results and the award took place in the context of a special event, in a hall of the European Parliament in Brussels on 26.09.2022 from where the relevant photos are also taken.

You can also watch the award ceremony here.

A few words about the European Sustainable Energy Week
The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the largest annual event dedicated to renewable energy and energy efficiency in Europe and includes a range of activities aimed at building a secure energy future. A European Climate Executive Agency is being organized in collaboration with the Commission and brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs, EU project partners, researchers and consumers to promote energy transition initiatives in Europe.

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