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

Objective

PROSEU aims to enable the mainstreaming of the prosumer phenomenon into the European Energy Union. Prosumers are active energy users who both consume and produce renewable energy (RE). The growth of prosumerism all over Europe challenges current energy market structures and institutions. PROSEU research will look into new business models, market regulations, infrastructural integration, technology scenarios and energy policies. PROSEU’s interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary team will closely work together with RE Prosumer Initiatives (15 Living Labs), policymakers and other stakeholders from eight countries, following a quasi-experimental approach to learn how prosumer communities, start-ups and businesses are dealing with their own challenges, and to determine what incentive structures will enable the mainstreaming of RE Prosumerism, while safeguarding citizen participation, inclusiveness and transparency. Moving beyond a case by case and fragmented body of research on prosumers, PROSEU will build an integrated knowledge framework for a socio-political, socioeconomic, business and financial, technological, socio-technical and sociocultural understanding of RE prosumerism and coalesce in a comprehensive identification and assessment of incentive structures to enable the process of mainstreaming RE prosumers in the context of the energy transition.
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Coordinator

FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS

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Campo Grande, Edificio C1, Piso 3
1749 016 Lisbon

Portugal

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 346 625

Participants (10)

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UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 216 625

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 348 500

CLIENTEARTH LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 875

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 350 373,75

DUTCH RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR TRANSITIONS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 306 375

SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 169 000

LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 280 075

ASOCIACION ECO-UNION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 291 250

INSTITUT FUR OKOLOGISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 276 625

CE - ONDERZOEK, ADVIES ENCONSULTANCY VOOR DUURZAAMHEID BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 234 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 764056

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2018

  • End date

    28 February 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.6.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 124 073,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 124 073,75

Coordinated by:

FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS

Portugal