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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2017-RES-RIA-TwoStage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C1, Piso 3
1749 016 Lisbon
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 346 625

Participants (10)

UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 216 625
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 348 500
Address
Leopoldring 3
79098 Freiburg Im Breisgau
Activity type
Other
CLIENTEARTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 303 875
Address
10 Queen Street Place
EC4R 1BE London
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 350 373,75
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DUTCH RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR TRANSITIONS BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 306 375
Address
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam
Activity type
Other
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU, FAKULTET STROJARSTVA I BRODOGRADNJE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 169 000
Address
Ivana Lucica 5
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAT LUNEBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 075
Address
Scharnhorststrasse 1
21335 Luneburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION ECO-UNION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 291 250
Address
Carrer Palau 4 1R 1A
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FUR OKOLOGISCHE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 276 625
Address
Potsdamer Strasse 105
10785 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
CE - ONDERZOEK, ADVIES ENCONSULTANCY VOOR DUURZAAMHEID BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 234 750
Address
Oude Delft 180
2611 HH Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)