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Municipal Action, Public Engagement and Routes Towards Energy Transition

Objective

mPOWER will enable in-depth, wide-scale and systematic peer-to-peer learning programme between at least 100 local public authorities with a view to replicate innovative best practice in municipal energy.

European cities, particularly in Germany, Denmark and France, are municipal energy innovators running distribution networks, supply companies, renewable generation, citizen participation processes and finance for energy projects. Other cities across Europe are investigating their options for municipal energy and are looking to learn.

mPOWER will map existing municipal energy policy and identify innovations, best practice, as well as obstacles and barriers. The action will enable participant authorities across Europe to (a) learn from replicable best practices, (b) recognise risks, obstacles and blockages, (c) identify and commit to replication pathways that best suit local needs, (d) incubate at least 30 new and improved municipal energy policies and projects within the project duration. Lessons learnt will be disseminated publicly and through target networks in easily accessible format for replication.

30 cities and city networks from 14 Member States have already expressed interest in participating.

An estimated 3.9GWh/year can be saved and 40.8GWh/year renewable capacity installed through replicating practices between participant cities within the action (respectively 9.8GWh/year and 108.8 GWh/year within three years of project end). This can be scaled up around Europe through wider replication, promoted by Energy Cities and partners beyond the project’s lifetime.

mPOWER’s project consortium brings access to an active network of cities committed to energy transition (Energy Cities, IPE), experience in energy policy (Platform, Energy Cities, IPE) and energy innovation (Carbon Coop), public services experts (UGLA, Basque University, TNI), and years of innovative peer-learning projects (Platform, TNI, IPE).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2017-CSA-PPI
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 289 593,75

Participants (6)

PLATFORM : LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 509 875
Address
7 Horselydown Lane
SE1 2LN London
Activity type
Other
STICHTING TRANSNATIONAL INSTITUTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 750
Address
De Wittenstraat 25
1052 AK Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE SOCIETY FOR THE REDUCTION OF CARBON LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 298 125
Address
C/o Urbed, 10 Little Lever Street
M1 1HR Manchester
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT ZA POLITICKU EKOLOGIJU
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 244 062,50
Address
Preobrazenska 2
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
ENERGY CITIES/ENERGIE-CITES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 275 500
Address
Chemin De Palente 2
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 126 490
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments