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Linking Energy Audit Policies to enhance and support SMEs towards energy efficiency

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 893924

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 895 027,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 895 027,50

Coordinated by:

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy

Objective

The proposed project intends to support Member States in establishing or improving national and local schemes for SMEs to undergo energy audits and implement cost-effective recommended energy-saving measures.
An initial work of policies and programmes mapping will be followed by an in-depth understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, with the aim of overcoming the current criticalities and bottlenecks. At the same time a work of characterisation of SMEs in terms of energy consumption, size and sector will be carried out to understand effective ways to properly address existing and innovative energy audit policies.
Provided a continuous interaction (by means of workshops, questionnaires, meetings) with policy makers as well as SMEs and ESCOs/Energy Auditors associations, a set of policy proposals and recommendations will be then developed and diffused.
The priorities guiding the policy and recommendation development will be:
- Effectiveness and orientation to real market needs;
- Integration with other points of the EED, particularly article 7 Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes and alternative measures;
- Replicability, at least for SMEs sector/size/region;
A fundamental part of the project, with a relevant participation requested to each partner, will be a continuous action of capacity building and dissemination addressed to policy makers and relevant stakeholders at European, National and Regional level.
In order to concentrate the efforts on new challenges and to valorise previous efforts, the Consortium is committed to take as much advantage as possible of results obtained in previous pertinent EU funded projects (such as ENSPOL, ODYSSEE-MURE, EPATEE) and relevant initiatives such as EEFIG and its related Sustainable Energy Investment Forums.
On request of the European Institutions, the Consortium would also be very glad to contribute, through findings and results of the project, to the current debate on the SME definition.

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Address

Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
000196 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 404 368,75

Participants (9)

ADENE - AGENCIA PARA A ENERGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 237 125

OSTERREICHISCHE ENERGIEAGENTUR AUSTRIAN ENERGY AGENCY

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 224 843,75

CENTRE FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND SAVING FONDATION

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 201 075

SLOVENSKA INOVACNA A ENERGETICKA AGENTURA

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 90 865

ENERGETSKI INSTITUT HRVOJE POZAR

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 89 062,50

ENERGY AND WATER AGENCY

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 100 625

KRAJOWA AGENCJA POSZANOWANIA ENERGII SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 109 062,50

THE ENERGY SAVING TRUST LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 230 625

REVOLVE MEDIA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 207 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 893924

Status

Grant agreement signed

  • Start date

    1 September 2020

  • End date

    31 August 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 895 027,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 895 027,50

Coordinated by:

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE

Italy