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Supporting Consumer Co-Ownership in Renewable Energies

Objective

The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy (RE) sources requires motivating consumers to change their consumption habits so as to balance demand with a volatile energy supply and to accept new technologies like smart meters. Consumer co-ownership in RE – “Citizen Energy” – has proved successful in engaging consumers in financing RES, thus becoming “prosumers” which in turn induced positive behavioural changes in energy consumption. “Prosumer” models, however, are still not widely implemented across Europe.

Guaranteed feed-in tariffs have facilitated the repayment of RE installation loans, but now a shift to auction systems favouring large-scale projects threatens this powerful incentive to citizens' investment. Moreover, the typical “prosumer” is male, middle aged and with a higher in-come whereas the participation of women and social groups vulnerable to fuel poverty is uncommon. The rebound effect and insufficient use of ICT solutions are additional problems.

SCORE

• Facilitates consumers to become prosumers of RE, firstly in three pilot regions in Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic, secondly in cities across Europe following the pilot projects. It applies Consumer Stock Ownership Plans (CSOPs) utilising established best practice up-dated by inclusive financing techniques and combined with energy efficiency measures.

• Activates local authorities and consumers demonstrating the positive impact co-ownership has on consumer behaviour. It shows the ability of this democratic participation model to include women as well as low-income households, in particular unemployed.

• Empowers consumers and municipalities in a capacity-building program through the launch of an interactive online “RE Prosumer Investment Calculator” and seminars in the five partner countries (DE, IT, BG, PL, CZ).

• Formulates policy recommendations to promote prosumership and to remove barriers for consumers to become active market players at the EU and national levels.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-EE-2017-CSA-PPI

Coordinator

STIFTUNG EUROPA-UNIVERSITAT VIADRINA FRANKFURT (ODER)
Net EU contribution
€ 510 275,21
Address
Grosse Scharrnstrasse 59
15230 Frankfurt
Germany

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Frankfurt (Oder)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (16)

EC BREC INSTYTUT ENERGETYKI ODNAWIALNEJ SP ZOO

Participation ended

Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 33 087,65
Address
Fletniowa 47b
03 160 Warszawa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CLIMATE ALLIANCE - KLIMA-BUENDNIS - ALIANZA DEL CLIMA e.V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 201 718,24
Address
Galvanistrasse 28
60486 Frankfurt Am Main

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRACY
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 137 562,50
Address
Alexander Zhendov Street 5
1113 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 177 937,50
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CO2ONLINE GEMEINNUTZIGE BERATUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 204 500,00
Address
Hochkirchstrasse 9
10829 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PORSENNA O.P.S
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 97 562,50
Address
Bystricka 522/2
140 00 Praha 4

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
LA FORESTA SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 96 375,00
Address
Regione Polveriera 2
10059 Susa

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MIASTO SLUPSK

Participation ended

Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 5 231,40
Address
Plac Zwyciestwa 3
76 200 Slupsk

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Region
Makroregion północny Pomorskie Słupski
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MESTO LITOMERICE

Participation ended

Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 67 398,54
Address
Mirove Namesti 15/7
412 01 Litomerice

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Region
Severozápad Ústecký kraj
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSORZIO FORESTALE ALTA VALLE SUSA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 91 062,50
Address
Via Pellousiere 6
10056 Oulx

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHER CARITASVERBAND EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 46 294,81
Address
Karlstrasse 40
79104 Freiburg Im Breisgau

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CARITASVERBAND FRANKFURT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 69 142,69
Address
Alte Mainzer Gasse 10
60311 Frankfurt Am Main

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AMICO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA SOCIALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 55 375,00
Address
Via Casato Vicendone 17
10040 Almese

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FEDERACJA KONSUMENTOW STOWARZYSZENIE
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 55 375,00
Address
Ulica Ordynacka 11 Lok 1
00 364 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STADT ESSEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 98 437,50
Address
Porscheplatz 1
45127 Essen

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HLAVNI MESTO PRAHA
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 41 288,96
Address
Marianske Namesti 2/2
11000 Praha

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00