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Call for papers: 1st World Community Power Conference

By 2016-03-11March 28th, 2019No Comments

1st World Community Power Conference (WCPC), a Global100%RE Event hosted by Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)Japan Community Power Association (JCPA)World Wind Energy Association Community Power in cooperation with the City of Fukushima. Supported by: ICLEI, ISES, REN21, World Future Council, and more.


Bonn/Tokyo/Fukushima, 11 March 2016 – WWEA Community Power, ISEP and JCPA invite the world of community power cordially to attend the 1st World Community Power Conference 2016 taking place in Fukushima City on the invitation of the Mayor of the City of Fukushima. WCPC aims at bring leading community power proponents from Japan and the world together in order to discuss the role community power has to play in the global shift towards renewable energy. WCPC will also discuss a global community power strategy and its national and local implications.

WCPC will take place on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Paris climate change agreement in which all governments of the world have agreed to switch the global energy supply to greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050, meaning in fact 100 % renewable energy. WCPC happens on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident and of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident.

Community Power is usually defined as renewable energy installations initiated, operated and controlled by local citizens. Community power has a proven very positive impact on deployment rates of renewable energy and increases the economic benefits of renewable energies.

Stefan Gsänger, WWEA Secretary General: “Community Power has been widely recognized as a major driver of the global shift towards a 100 % renewable energy supply. Thanks to the decentralized character of renewable energy, communities are key actors in the new energy supply and communities around the world have started taking the energy supply in their own hands. The event at the symbolic location of Fukushima intends to give a boost to the close global cooperation of community power groups around the world and make community power part of the mainstream energy supply.”

Tetsunari Iida, ISEP Chairperson: “Along with explosive growth of renewable energy last decade, and structural change in energy supply and demand, community power and democratic process for development are playing more and more a key role for the process towards a 100% renewable energy future. This very first World Community Power Conference held in Fukushima after the 5th year anniversary of the disaster will be and must be a historical signal for the future.”

WCPC takes place in connection with and directly after the 15th World Wind Energy Conference WWEC2016 which will be held from 31 October to 1 November in Tokyo ( The main theme of WWEC2016 is “Concentrating efforts for wind power growth in Japan and worldwide”.

Call for papers

Abstracts are invited on the following topics:

  1. Community power around the world and all over Japan
  2. Local/National renewable energy policies supporting community power
  3. Community Power business models in developing and in industrialized countries
  4. Financing Community Power in developing and in industrialized countries
  5. Climate issue and community power
  6. Nuclear and community power
  7. International, regional and local networking
  8. Democracy and community power

All abstracts should be written in English, be concise and clearly state results, objectives or key components of the paper. They should not exceed 500 words and should contain a list of key words. Abstracts should be submitted before 31 May 2016 to:

The programme to be published in early July 2016.

Conference language: English and Japanese


WWEA Head Office
Charles-de-Gaulle-Str. 5, 53113 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49-228-369 40-80, Fax: +49-228-369 40-84

Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP)
4-7-3 Nakano, Nakano, Tokyo, 164-0001, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5942-8937, Fax: +81-3-5942-8938