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Simple and Smart Energy Communities for All

Objective

The Clean Energy for all Europeans package paves the way for an energy revolution by putting the consumer in the driving seat of the green transition process. Energy communities offer the unique opportunity for consumers to form critical mass and become renewable energy producers and offer their demand flexibility to the market. However, the current requirements of becoming a prosumer bear a crucial risk that ultimately there will be a two-speed energy world: those who have the knowledge, access and opportunity to become a prosumer, and those who lack the resources, know-how, education or time to participate in and benefit from the new opportunities. Therefore, there is a clear need to support local heroes (i.e. those interested in setting up collective actions) in establishing their energy community and enable them to motivate and target consumers directly. This is particularly important for countries where energy communities are yet to be established. The concept of KISS is simple and straightforward: create a KISS Gateway for local heroes to help them initiate an action and grow, which consists of: (1) A country-specific implementation toolkit to equip local heroes with the technical and logistic capacity to set up their energy community (legal framework, such as master contracts, technical and IT solutions, business models, etc.); (2) The building blocks of a tailored “pick-and-mix” communication campaign to enable local heroes to promote their idea effectively to their most relevant consumer groups. The KISS Gateway combines the insights and tools from existing initiatives as well as input of established energy communities (pioneers) and policy developers. After having been put to test and refined in at least 20 aspiring energy communities in 6 European countries, the KISS Gateway will be broadly disseminated to relevant stakeholders all over Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

OSTERREICHISCHE ENERGIEAGENTUR AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY
Address
Mariahilfer Strasse 136
1150 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 520 138,75

Participants (9)

OURPOWER ENERGIEGENOSSENSCHAFT SCE MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 228 927,50
Address
Mariahilfer Strasse 1D/13
1060 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHERNOMORSKI IZSLEDOVATELSKI ENERGIEN TSENTAR
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 183 877,50
Address
Ul Viktor Grigorovich 7 Et.2 Ap.3 Zh.k. Kriva Reka Rayon Krasno Selo
1606 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
B. & S.U. BERATUNGS- UND SERVICE-GESELLSCHAFT UMWELT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 512,50
Address
Alexanderstrasse 7
10178 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHER GENOSSENSCHAFTS- UND RAIFFEISENVERBAND EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 161 635
Address
Linkstrasse 12
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Other
WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 832,50
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIATION OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS IN ENERGY OF GEORGIA
Georgia
EU contribution
€ 206 435,13
Address
Mitskevichi Street Bdg 1 Apt 110
0194 Tbilisi
Activity type
Other
REGIONALNA ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA SJEVEROZAPADNE HRVATSKE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 166 172,50
Address
Andrije Zaje 10
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAGYAR TERMESZETVEDOK SZOVETSEGE
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 75 044,10
Address
Ullloi Ut 91 B
1091 Budapest
Activity type
Other
REFLEX KORNYEZETVEDO EGYESULET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 76 290
Address
Bartok Bela Ut 7
9024 Gyor
Activity type
Other