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Connecting Obligated Parties to Adopt Innovative Schemes towards Energy Poverty Alleviation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 845905

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 998 297,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 998 297,50

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

Objective

SocialWatt aims to support obligated parties under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive to develop, adopt, test and spread innovative energy poverty schemes across Europe. Utilities and energy suppliers will be able to build their capacity and exploit the SocialWatt tools developed for effectively engaging with their customers and implementing schemes that aim to alleviate energy poverty. Energy efficiency interventions at the household level and the increased use of renewable energy will be triggered, by promoting innovative financing options, such as Energy Performance Contracts, Energy Saving Agreements or on-bill repayment.
SocialWatt will contribute to the following 3 main pillars:
- Supporting utilities and energy suppliers contribute to the fight against energy poverty through the use of the SocialWatt decision support tools. They will be able to identify energy poverty among their clients, elaborate Energy Poverty Action Plans after having evaluated and selected energy poverty schemes, as well as monitor and assess the overall procedure.
- Bridging the gap between energy companies and social services by promoting collaboration and implementing knowledge transfer and capacity building activities.
- Implementing and replicating innovative schemes to alleviate energy poverty. Participating utilities and energy suppliers, operate in 26 European countries, with primary markets in Croatia, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Romania and Spain. The latter will be the focus of the pilot cases for developing and implementing energy poverty schemes, whilst the replication of SocialWatt across Europe will be pursued.
Energy poor citizens are the main target group that will benefit from the innovative schemes. SocialWatt will support energy companies to fulfil their energy efficiency obligations, as well as improve public relations, promote Corporate Social Responsibility strategies, reduce debt and overhead in managing debt and enhance their public image.

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

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Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 296 875

Participants (13)

INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICY STICHTING

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 218 375

REGULATORY ASSISTANCE PROJECT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 138 937,50

E7 ENERGIE MARKT ANALYSE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 157 375

ISPE PROIECTARE SI CONSULTANTA SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 93 875

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 229 697,50

NATURGY ENERGY GROUP SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 254 675

ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 136 000

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A.

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 103 312,50

CEZ VANZARE SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 109 000

SIA FORTUM JELGAVA

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 76 100

HEP - ESCO DOO ZA VODENJE I FINANCIRANJE PROJEKATA ENERGETSKE UCINKOVITOSTI

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 68 375

EVISO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 69 375

OSTERREICHISCHE CARITASZENTRALE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 46 325

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 845905

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.3.7.

H2020-EU.3.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 998 297,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 998 297,50

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece