Organisational structure and governance
The organisational structure is about the type of (legal) entity chosen. Next, depending on the phase of the initiative, issues of control and ownership, financial flows and risk management need to be agreed on.
A shared vision and mission reflects the values that an EC adheres to, and how this translates into the ways in which decisions are taken and the way in which value is shared and allocated.
Resources, skills and competences
New initiatives but also established ECs often face challenges in terms of available human resources, skills, competences. Therefore it makes sense to ask what is needed and what is available for a P2P EC to thrive, so that the plans can be adapted accordingly - or so that an active search for additional (human, financial, relational, knowledge) resources is started.
Collaboration with other ECs, local stakeholders and energy sector stakeholders is indispensable for P2P ECs to become successful. The strength of energy communities relies on their ability to pool resources and collaborate with others.