What is a self-consumption community?
A self-consumption community unites a group of people and/or professionals around the production of a single building. The owner of the photovoltaic system can resell the energy produced to the building's users at a higher rate than the electricity he feeds back into the grid. Community members benefit from cheaper, 100% renewable, locally-produced electricity. A win-win solution for both the environment and everyone's wallet!
This solution, which is easy to set up as it does not require any meter changes, is also available for condominium owners. For better management, our specialists give preference to grouping for own consumption when there are tenants in the building.
Benefits at a glance
Create your self-consumption community in 3 steps
managing the self-consumption community
Management is the responsibility of the designated representative, who receives information from the distribution system operator (DSO) enabling him to bill his members for the share of energy they consume. The DSO sends the following information to the self-consumption community manager:
- Total plant output
- The community's own consumption
- Surplus energy fed back into the grid
The DSO continues to bill all community members for their share of consumption from the distribution network. However, the representative may delegate the billing of members' own consumption to third parties.
Unlike the Regroupements pour la consommation propre, SEIC only operates in its own electricity service area. As a specialist in electricity distribution in French-speaking Switzerland, SEIC is with you every step of the way.
Discover another solution: the Regroupement pour la consommation propre
Unlike a self-consumption community, a solar cluster brings together a group of producers and consumers from one or more neighboring buildings around a solar installation.
Two concepts linked to photovoltaic energy production, but different in their approach.