• REScoop MECISE

    MECISE stands for: Renewable Energy Cooperatives Mobilizing European Citizens In Sustainable Energy.
     

    Citizens and municipalities often lack time, resources and technical expertise to initiate energy renovations, leaving the potential for energy savings largely untapped. European targets at the same time require 80% of energy savings in the building sector by 2050. REScoop MECISE is bridging that gap.

    The project partners are currently helping citizens and municipalities to initiate energy efficiency measures and save energy in their homes or buildings. The project partners in this project develop renewable energy projects and use part of the revenues to initiate energy efficiency investments in private homes and public buildings.

    REScoop PLUS

    REScoop PLUS is a European project that looks into energy efficiency as a value adding activity for the REScoops. We are a consortium of 12 partners including 8 REScoops from 7 different countries. The size and maturity of the cooperatives differ but not our engagement to give our members the possibility to be more energy efficient.
     

    Save energy and be more efficient make sense for our members because we are trying to be autonomous in renewable energy. The purpose is to propose to all the European cooperatives a toolbox to help them implement more energy efficiency in their cooperative.

    FLEXcoop

    FLEXCoop aims at introducing a complete automated Demand Response framework for residential electricity consumers.

     

    The end-to-end interoperable solution will enable consumer flexibility to be valorised in front of a range of possible users in order to fulfil different services to the grid. This framework will enable energy cooperatives to explore demand response business models and take the role of aggregators. The pilot participants are members of two energy cooperatives located in the Netherlands and in Spain.

    WiseGRID

    The objective of the WiseGRID project is to demonstrate an integrated Ecosystem that will establish an innovative approach for the management of the electrical power grids setting the cornerstones of the future Smart Grid. To that direction, it will embrace novel and interoperable mechanisms that will allow increased monitoring and controllability for the grid and will integrate storage technologies, demand response schemes and interfaces for energy consumer. WiseGRID will increase the overall energy efficiency by adopting a holistic approach of all energy carriers (electricity, heat and gas) in the consumer level.

    Ecco

    ECCO aims to accelerate the growth of local Energy Community Co-Operatives (ECCOs), both in effectiveness and in numbers. The project wants to achieve this by bringing ECCOs together and linking them up with relevant sources of knowledge from around North West Europe to overcome the barriers they face at present.

     

    Additionally, ECCO wants to inspire policymakers and community groups to initiate their own ECCOs and, subsequently facilitate their initialization and development processes. By designing and establishing a transnationally connected Accelerator Network (AN), ECCO builds the organisational structure that secures that the support activities are continued after the project has ended.

    CITYnvest

    CITYnvest strives to introduce innovative financing models (revolving funds, EPC,TPF, cooperative models, etc.) in 3 Pilot Regions (partners Liège (BE), Rhodope (BG) and Murcia (ES)) and conduct a wide-scale capacity building programme in 10 focus countries concerning specific financial instruments/business models. The assessment of innovative financial models is integral to discovering opportunities and identifying and overcoming barriers that specifically local and regional levels face.

    PV financing

    Feed-in tariffs (FITs) have been a key driver of the successful growth of solar Photovoltaic (PV) in basically every one of today’s large solar markets: first in Europe, now in China and Japan. The US is the only exception – backed by tax credits and net-metering, leasing has become a key means of financing residential solar systems there.
    With many European countries phasing out FITs or introducing more market-based support mechanisms, PV generators will have to directly sell solar power on the market. This raises the question of the bankability of future PV investments as well as of the best suited financing models for different types of investors ranging from utilities to homeowners.

    REScoop 20 20 20

    REScoop 20-20-20 was an Intelligent Energy Europe project (2012-2015) in which 12 international REScoops aimed to foster social acceptance for renewable energy projects through stakeholder involvement.

    The consortium identified the existing European REScoops and gave them the opportunity to register their projects on a map. It analysed the European REScoops, identified best practices and selected “mentors”, the people behind these inspiring initiatives who committed themselves to helping starting initiatives.

    The mentors also provided input in the development of a toolbox with useful resources for citizens wishing to set up their own REScoops. Many resources are still available on our website. REScoop 20-20-20 resulted in the start-up of 12 local REScoops and REScoop.eu.

     

    Community Power

    Community-owned energy projects have the potential to transform our energy system. Communities and cooperatives all over Europe are creating projects where they own and are actively involved in running an energy resource. The Community Power project aimed to speed up the development of renewable energy projects by creating a favourable legislative environment.

    WISE Power

    WISE Power is a European project about the social acceptance of wind energy, aiming at significantly improving local engagement and support for wind turbines while enhancing local community participation in the planning and implementation of wind energy projects. More information on the project structure rationale and structure can be found under the expected results page.

    Clean Energy For EU Islands

    The Clean Energy for EU Islands Secretariat is an initiative supported by the European Commission aimed at catalysing the clean energy transition on EU Islands.

     

    The Secretariat will provide a platform for the exchange and co-development of the Clean Energy for EU Islands initiative from the bottom-up. In practice this means a close dialogue with island communities and expert stakeholders for increased relevance and exchange of support, as well as ensuring solid local anchoring.

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