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FOSTERING SOCIALLY INNOVATIVE AND INCLUSIVE STRATEGIES FOR EMPOWERING CITIZENS IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET OF THE FUTURE

Objective

Realising an accelerated expansion of renewable energy will require a switch from centralised to decentralised energy production and greater social participation, together known as energy democracy. The increase in energy democracy and social equity will be an essential part of the clean energy transition. A transition that could represent one of the most fundamental social, economic and technical changes in modern history.

The most common businesses associated with social innovation in the renewable energy sector are Cooperatives, Aggregators and Crowdfunding platforms. These businesses facilitate consumers to take a more active role in the electricity system. Achieving sustained growth in energy democracy requires a better understanding of support structures for successful social innovation across technical, legal and economic systems. SocialRES aims to devise more effective ways of increasing social innovation leading to greater social acceptability as well as more durable governance arrangements and socioeconomic benefits.

Through research excellence and co-creation of knowledge with relevant stakeholders, SocialRES will develop socially innovative and inclusive strategies for the energy system of the future. SocialRES will supplement the existing fragmented data on social innovations with new understandings from businesses, end-users and stakeholders to provide a comprehensive evidence base for policy design. The project will employ innovative techniques such as a Peer to Peer (P2P) crowd-investing for renewable energy sources (RES) projects, P2P lending and P2P virtual RES energy aggregator platform.

The SocialRES team combines partners from a range of disciplines together with industry expertise to develop a comprehensive understanding of the strengths and limitations of the current renewable energy system to foster social innovation and to shape a roadmap for a future, more innovative and equitable system.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history/modern history
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/democracy

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-SC3-2018-NZE-CC
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 302 500

Participants (12)

ECOLE SUPERIEURE DES TECHNOLOGIES INDUSTRIELLES AVANCEES
France
EU contribution
€ 230 380
Address
92 Allee Theodore Monod Technopole Izarbel
64210 Bidart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION CARTIF
Spain
EU contribution
€ 172 000
Address
Pq Tecnologico Boecillo 205
47151 Boecillo
Activity type
Research Organisations
BODENSEE STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 243 750
Address
Fritz-reichle-ring 4
78315 Radolfzell
Activity type
Other
ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 218 000
Address
Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
FONDAZIONE ICONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 276 250
Address
Piazza Della Vittoria 1
26900 Lodi
Activity type
Other
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 305 100
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
I-ENER
France
EU contribution
€ 93 000
Address
Residence L Alliance - Centre Jorli
64600 Anglet
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGETICA S COOP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 67 437,50
Address
Calle Canovas Del Castillo 4 Planta 1 Puerta Dc
47002 Valladolid
Activity type
Other
POWER PARITY LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 137 452,50
Address
Rua Paulo Da Gama, N 629
4150 589 Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ABUNDANCE INVESTMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 128 278,75
Address
16 Linen House 253 Kilburn Lane
W10 4BQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REGIONALNA ENERGETSKA AGENCIJA SJEVEROZAPADNE HRVATSKE
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 73 500
Address
Andrije Zaje 10
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Research Organisations
TRACTEBEL ENGINEERING SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 196 550
Address
Str Alexandru Constantinescu 6 Sector 1
011473 Bucuresti 1
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)