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SOCIAL ENERGY MARKET PLAYERS TO TACKLE ENERGY POVERTY

Objective

Regional and local public authorities have a strong role to play in fighting energy poverty. That is why the overall objective of POWER UP! is for cities to go beyond their planning role and sustain the creation of local energy market players with a social agenda. This will be realised by the following 3 specific objectives:
- Implement pilot schemes for households in energy poverty, so that they benefit from renewable energy production and energy efficiency measures, without having to bear the financial risks;
- Develop and reinforce local energy market players with a social agenda, based on a long-term perspective to acquire local knowledge and strengthen the local economy;
- Disseminate the experience of the consortium members to facilitate the replication in European countries.
Six pilot schemes will be developed in six locations across Europe: Eeklo (Belgium), Heerlen (the Netherlands), in the Campania area (Italy), in the Czech Republic, Valencia (Spain) and Skopje (North Macedonia).
These schemes will be co-created with energy-poor households and local stakeholders (cities, social organisations, energy utilities, citizen energy communities etc.), leading to at least 2,5 Million EUR investment in sustainable energy before the project ends and involving 55 588 energy poor consumers. Supported by a European city network, a leading UK university, a Belgium cooperative and finance experts, the consortium will build the capacity of more than 160 people in local organisations. This will allow these players to either provide cheap energy to fuel poor households, or reinvesting benefits to carry out energy poverty mitigation measures.

Call for proposal

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

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ENERGY CITIES/ENERGIE-CITES ASSOCIATION
Address
Chemin De Palente 2
25000 Besancon
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 327 248,75

Participants (11)

AKCIONERSKO DRUSHTVO ZA ENERGETSKIDEJNOSTI GRADSKI ENERGETSKI SISTEMI-SKOPJE AD
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 77 163,75
Address
Bulevar Ilinden Br 82
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAKEDONSKA PLATFORMA PROTIV SIROMASHTIJA
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 36 303,75
Address
Ul Prizrenska 50/2
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Other
GEMEENTE HEERLEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 285 782,50
Address
Geleenstraat 25-27
6411 HP Heerlen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SDRUZENI ENERGETICKYCH MANAZERU MEST A OBCI ZS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 205 361,25
Address
Tyrsovo Namesti 68
412 01 Litomerice
Activity type
Other
COMUNE DI SAN GIUSEPPE VESUVIANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 212 150
Address
Piazza Elena D'aosta 1
80047 San Giuseppe Vesuviano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACIO DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANAOBSERVATORI VALENCIA DEL CANVI CLIMATIC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 141 503,75
Address
Plaza De La Almoina 4 Planta 2
46003 Valencia
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCION ESTRATEGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION URBANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 65 953,75
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Other
STAD EEKLO
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 126 171,25
Address
Industrielaan, 2
9900 Eeklo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ECOPOWER
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 166 832,50
Address
Posthoflei 3
2600 Berchem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 103,75
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Sinloc - Sistema Iniziative Locali SpA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 174 257,50
Address
Via Gaspare Gozzi 2G
35131 Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)