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Coordinated energy-related PPIs actions for cities (CEPPI)

Objective

CEPPI aims to build capacity in cities on how to achieve more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach (PPI) & to demonstrate this by selectively intervening in scheduled public tenders. The interventions will involve 5 cities with different economic & political situations & provide the case-based evidence for replication by others.
The scale of energy demand in European cities is huge & as an ever greater percentage of citizens are living in urban areas. Some of the biggest city authorities consume over 1000GWh of energy every year to run their operations & it is estimated that the energy consumption of the whole city (the wider sphere of influence) could be at least 50 times that of the city authorities alone. Much of the investment in energy efficiency & renewable energy production has been based on project funding & there is an underexploited opportunity to achieve more systematic and progressive improvements through embedding PPI methodologies within the ongoing processes for the procurement of energy-intensive goods & services. CEPPI will demonstrate, through an action learning process, how forthcoming public tenders can be influenced to achieve a more sustainable energy outcome & build capacity amongst management & procurement professionals.
The project will build on established relationships that have been developed between the five participating cities (Birmingham, Budapest, Castellon, Valencia, Wroclaw) through the Climate KIC. They will be mentored (by leading PPI and sustainable energy experts) through an action learning process that will build the short term knowledge and PPI capacity to reduce annual energy consumption by at least 33GWh. Energy & procurement foresight activities will provide the strategic direction to become both procurement & technological leaders for sustainable, energy-efficient cities. At least 80 individuals across the 5 cities will be introduced to innovation procurement methods.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

OPTIMAT LIMITED
Address
Hunter Street 21
G74 4LZ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 145 308

Participants (8)

BUDAPEST FOVAROS ONKORMANYZATA
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 99 687,50
Address
Varoshaz Utca 9-11
1052 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE CASTELLON DE LA PLANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 187,50
Address
Plaza Mayor 1
12001 Castellon De La Plana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA PARA LA PROMOCION ESTRATEGICA EL DESARROLLO Y LA INNOVACION URBANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 111 187,50
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Other
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ - PORT POLSKI OSRODEK ROZWOJU TECHNOLOGII
Poland
EU contribution
€ 113 562,50
Address
Ul. Stablowicka 147
54 066 Wroclaw
Activity type
Research Organisations
JERA CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 295 062,50
Address
Poplar Grove 200 Kennington
OX1 5QT Oxford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 171 312,50
Address
Council House, Victoria Square
B1 1BB Birmingham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STEINBEIS GMBH & CO. KG FUER TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 118 687,50
Address
Willi Bleicher Strasse 19
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 128 812,50
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other