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PROSumers for the Energy Union: mainstreaming active participation of citizens in the energy transition

Deliverables

Policy Brief 1: Strategies for Policy Coherence

This deliverable is linked to Task 3.2 It will provide guiding principles for designing regulatory frameworks for prosumers that promote sustainability (in the social, economic and environmental dimensions), policy integration and coherence. The deliverable is successful if it provides robust information on how current regulatory frameworks in at least 6 EU Member States are or can be better articulated with other sectoral policies.

Mapping and characterization of renewable energy prosumer initiative’s needs, barriers and opportunities

This deliverable will integrate the results of Tasks 2.1 (baseline review) and 2.2 (survey of RE Prosumer initiatives in Europe) to provide a map and characterization of these initiatives in Europe. The deliverable is successful if it provides a quantitative overview of prosumer initiatives in Europe: where they are and how much RE energy they produce, what types of technology are used, data on gender and other sociocultural features of the participants and beneficiaries of the initiatives, what their achievements are (e.g. in terms of energy production or social innovations), their ambitions, what they perceive to be the main barriers (technological, regulatory, political, socio-cultural, financial), and how they deal with issues of participation, inclusiveness (e.g. gender) and transparency.

Report on Prosumers Community of Interest

This report is related to task 8.4. The report will describe how the Community of Interest has been built and involved. The results of its engagement in PROSEU, as well as the results of the application to the EU COST Proposal will be part of the report. The document will consist of maximum 8 pages.

Assessment report of existing EU-wide and Member State-specific regulatory and policy frameworks of RE Prosumers

This deliverable is linked to Task 3.1. The report provides a comparative assessment and updated Member State factsheets (on challenges, opportunities, incentives of regulations and policies, role of key stakeholders) to be uploaded onto the PROSEU platform (managed by WP8). The deliverable is successful if it provides a clear understanding of the different regulatory frameworks of at least 6 Member States (represented by Consortium Members) highlighting the challenges and opportunities that these frameworks pose to prosumerism.

Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results (first update)

Second update of the Plan, before the end of the first reporting period. This deliverable is related to task 8.1. It will provide the Communication and Dissemination Strategy that determines how the project communicates its key messages to the defined target audiences. It includes a report on dissemination and events and ongoing management of website and online presence. The deliverable will be updated on months 17 and 28, before the end of the two reporting periods. The deliverable is successful if it provides a well-defined plan for the exploitation and dissemination of results with clear targets and indicators.

Principles for Prosumer Policy Options

This deliverable is linked to task 3.3. It presents a set of concrete policy options for regulatory frameworks that should allow prosumers to become an integral part of the energy system (including possible incentives).These policy options will be directed towards key stakeholders and policy makers at EU, national, regional, and local levels. The resulting policies and regulations at EU or MS level will be available also on the PROSEU website/Platform, as well as in report format. The deliverable is successful if it provides a set of useful policy options that can be adopted by local, national and regional level policy makers to increase the benefits resulting from prosumer initiatives, in terms of renewable energy production, energy efficiency, and acceptance of the energy transition.

Technology database

A database of technologies compatible with the Strategic Energy Technologies Information System (SETIS) and its various tools will be created. It will include energy production, energy demand, demand side management and energy storage both in terms of electricity and heat as well as current and future technologies. The deliverable is directly linked to Task 5.1 and will be used throughout WP5. The deliverable can be considered a success if it covers the intended technologies and is compatible with SETIS.

Project Management Plan

This deliverable is related to all coordination tasks. The detailed plan will include a Gantt chart and a work breakdown structure, as well as a schedule per task, responsible partner, related sub-tasks and deliverables, as well as dependencies on/inputs to other tasks. The plan will be revised according to the reporting periods. The final update of the plan will include a section on lessons learned and recommendations for the management of transdisciplinary teams. The deliverable is successful if it provides a systemic, complete and coherent description of the management process and its expected outcomes.

Project Management Plan (1st update)

This deliverable is related to all coordination tasks. The detailed plan will include a Gantt chart and a work breakdown structure, as well as a schedule per task, responsible partner, related sub-tasks and deliverables, as well as dependencies on/inputs to other tasks. This deliverable is the first update to the initial plan. The deliverable is successful if it provides a systemic, complete and coherent description of the management process and its expected outcomes.

Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results

This deliverable is related to task 8.1. It will provide the Communication and Dissemination Strategy that determines how the project communicates its key messages to the defined target audiences. It includes a report on dissemination and events and ongoing management of website and online presence. The deliverable will be updated on months 17 and 28, before the end of the two reporting periods. The deliverable is successful if it provides a well-defined plan for the exploitation and dissemination of results with clear targets and indicators.

A multi-actor typology of prosumer experiences across Europe

This deliverable will report on the results of Task 2.3. Based on a comparative analysis of the data collected through the survey of 150-200 RE Prosumer initiatives in task 2.3, this deliverable will develop a typology of prosumer experiences in Europe, according to different variables to be determined at early stages of WP2, which should include: location, socioeconomic contexts and governance frameworks, types of business and organisational models, new spaces created, economic data (i.e. number of employees, number of beneficiaries, number of jobs created), technologies used, socioeconomic and environmental drivers, barriers and challenges, and incentives.

Project Website

Related to all WP8 tasks, the website will be the focal point of the dissemination activities. It will be designed and implemented to disseminate material, announce events and report results, and it will target all relevant stakeholders.

Data Management Plan (1st update)

"This is related to task 1.4. The report will provide a first update of the Data Management Plan (DMP),as part of the Open Research Data Program. The DMP will clearly state how data will be collected, processed and generated throughout and beyond the project’s life cycle. This deliverable is related to task 1.4 and will be updated just before the periodic reports (alternating with the updates to D1.1). The deliverable is successful if it provides a transparent and comprehensive report on how data will be managed throughout the project, following the EC guidelines on data management and the template provided at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/docs/h2020-funding-guide/cross-cutting-issues/open-access-data-management/data-management_en.htm#A1-template. "

Data Management Plan

"This is related to task 1.4. The report will provide a first version of the Data Management Plan (DMP) as part of the Open Research Data Program. The DMP will clearly state how data will be collected, processed and generated throughout and beyond the project’s life cycle. This deliverable is related to task 1.4 and will be updated just before the periodic reports (alternating with the updates to D1.1). The deliverable is successful if it provides a transparent and comprehensive report on how data will be managed throughout the project, following the EC guidelines on data management and the template provided at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/docs/h2020-funding-guide/cross-cutting-issues/open-access-data-management/data-management_en.htm#A1-template."

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Publications

Afterword 2: A New Energy Storyline in Advancing Energy Policy

Author(s): Inês Campos
Published in: Afterword 2 In: Foulds, C.; Robison, R. (Eds.) (2018) Advancing Energy Policy, Issue 2019, 2019, Page(s) 163-175
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3508011

Prosumers in the post subsidy era: an exploration of new prosumer business models in the UK

Author(s): Donal Brown, Stephen Hall, Mark E. Davis
Published in: Energy Policy, Issue 135, 2019, Page(s) 110984, ISSN 0301-4215
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2019.110984

Economical, environmental and exergetic multi-objective optimization of district heating systems on hourly level for a whole year

Author(s): Hrvoje Dorotić, Tomislav Pukšec, Neven Duić
Published in: Applied Energy, Issue 251, 2019, Page(s) 113394, ISSN 0306-2619
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113394

Finance and justice in low-carbon energy transitions

Author(s): Stephen Hall, Katy E. Roelich, Mark E. Davis, Lars Holstenkamp
Published in: Applied Energy, Issue 222, 2018, Page(s) 772-780, ISSN 0306-2619
DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.04.007