Find here other ongoing research projects and initiatives that BECoop partners with, sharing results and supporting each other’s in communication activities. You will for instance find us organising joint events, collaborating on papers and briefs. As more and more projects are delivered and generate valuable outputs and policy recommendations, it was time to gather and build on each others’ strength and knowledge!
The project aimed at producing a mass deployment of improved and market ready agrobiomass heating solutions in Europe. Agrobiomass is a large, underexploited and indigenous resource, which can support the achievement of the European Energy and Climate targets, while promoting rural development and circular economy.
Developing Energy Communities through Informative anD collEctive actions – the project aims to gain a better understanding of how energy communities and energy efficiency services are established and managed. It also intends to identify which kind of communications and interactions work best to encourage participation in energy communities for specific types of individuals and groups, and to test and transfer knowledge in pilot projects across Europe.
BRANCHES aims to implement the implementation of new cost-effective technologies; mobilize more biomass and create innovative business opportunities in rural areas by improving and strengthening the links between bioeconomy practice and science. The project will ensure communication through the two-way flow of information for the transfer of ideas and technologies between scientists and professionals from agriculture and forestry in rural areas. The valuable knowledge produced by research and development should always be shared far beyond the scientific community.
By analysing energy solidarity mechanisms that have been successfully deployed across Europe, CEES will establish their validity to tackle energy poverty more widely.
Solidarity is a key principle of the just, clean energy transition embedded within the Europe Green Deal, which specifically recognises an important role for community energy systems.
CEES will deliver a toolkit of proven approaches by which community projects lift people out of energy poverty.
The main aim of COMPILE is to show the opportunities of energy islands for decarbonisation of energy supply, community building and creating environmental and socioeconomic benefits.
COME RES – Community Energy for the uptake of renewables in the electricity sector. Connecting long-term visions with short-term actions – is a project under the EU’s Horizon2020 programme, aimed at facilitating the market uptake of renewable energy sources (RES) in the electricity sector. Specifically, the project focusses on advancing renewable energy communities (RECs) as per the EU’s recast Renewable Energy Directive. COME RES takes a multi- and transdisciplinary approach to support the development of RECs in nine European countries; Belgium, Germany, Italy Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
The transition to a low-carbon society needs empowered energy citizens at its centre. EC²’s aim is to discover what it takes for energy citizenship and energy communities to thrive.
EC² gathers empirical evidence on how the set-up of energy communities fosters or hinders energy citizenship. Based on an inter- and transdisciplinary conceptualization of energy citizenship, EC²deliberates economic trends, identifies economic conditions, business model innovations, public support policies and legal regulations that are needed for the emergence of energy citizenship and its potential contribution to the low-carbon energy transition. EC² focuses in particular on energy communities as emerging entities within the energy sector and as potential key actors to promote energy citizenship.
Establishing Community Renewable Energy Webs – Rolling out a business model and operational tool creating webs of households that jointly manage energy to improve efficiency and renewables uptake – the project will coordinate the implementation of an innovative scheme of household cooperation in energy management. Specifically, it will develop community renewable energy webs allowing households to optimise energy efficiency and reduce expenditures. It will test the community webs on households, establishing some 200 webs with 15 000 participants. The system will be set up in such a way as to ensure that monetary benefits from the community renewable energy webs are distributed among the prosumers, traditional consumers and administrative entities.
The NEWCOMERS project (New clean energy communities in a changing European energy system) will deliver practical recommendations about how the European Union as well as national and local governments can support new clean energy communities to help them flourish and unfold their potential benefits for citizens and the Energy Union.
NRG2peers is a 3-year European project funded under the Horizon2020 framework. We want to establish and run real local energy communities of peer-to-peer energy traders and share lessons in different European Member States. There is a need for clear guidance, education and support for the set-up and take-off of successful energy communities on both local and EU level.
The main aim of NRG2peers is therefore to support a next generation of European peer-to-peer Energy Communities. We want to support attractive financially legal and technical viable user-centred energy communities.
The main aim of PowerPoor is to support programmes/ schemes for energy poor citizens and encourage the use of alternative financing schemes (e.g. establishing energy communities / cooperatives, crowd funding). PowerPoor will facilitate experience and knowledge sharing, as well as the implementation of small-scale energy efficiency interventions and the installation of renewable energy sources, increasing the active participation of citizens.
The UP-STAIRS project accelerates the creation of energy communities. It develops flexible and iterative business model frameworks for One-Stop-Shops for local collective actions which support local stakeholders in working together. UP-STAIRS facilitates citizen participation in the energy transition and supports them in becoming prosumers. One-Stop-Shops are set-up in 5 pilot regions in Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland and Spain.
The project empowers people – engaging them from the beginning – with a higher level of control over the energy infrastructure surrounding them. RENergetic demonstrates that urban energy islands increase the share of renewables in local areas and the energy efficiency of the local energy systems. To reach this endeavour, innovative technologies are considered e.g. AI-based smart control algorithms and digital twins creation.
The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) brings together experts on biomass, geothermal, solar thermal, and heat pumps, as well as the related industries such as district heating and cooling (DHC) and thermal energy storage (TES),to define a common strategy for increasing the use of RE technologies for H&C in Europe.
The scope and operational structure of the RHC-ETIP are intended to ensure balanced and active participation of the major stakeholders at the appropriate levels, including all concerned industries,scientific research organisations, public authorities, energy users, and civil society.
The European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) are one of the main implementation mechanisms of the EU Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan, which was created to accelerate the deployment of low carbon energytechnologies in Europe.
RES4LIVE will and bring into the market integrated cost effective and case sensitive Renewable Energy Sources (RES) solutions towards achieving fossil free livestock farming.
It involves 17 partners from 8 countries. The consortium is made of 4 Universities, 4 Research Organizations, 6 SMEs, 1 Farm and 2 International Associations. RES4LIVE will last 48 months from 1st October 2020 to 30th September 2024 with a budget of 4.998.455,00 €
Sustainable Collective Citizen Action for a Local Europe (SCCALE) 203050 intends to bring Europe closer to its citizens by fostering the creation of energy communities, taking full advantage of the favorable EU legal framework on citizen energy. You can be part of the energy transition – get involved!
The EU-funded initiative paves the way for putting consumers in the driving seat of the green transition process and assist them in becoming renewable energy producers, to improve energy efficiency, store heat and power, feed energy back into the grid and offer their demand flexibility to the market and thus turn them into collective Prosumers.
SHAREs supports Local Heroes in establishing their energy community and enable them to motivate and target consumers directly, including those who do not yet have an affinity for energy or are simply unfamiliar with the concept of energy communities.
WOMEN FOR MARKET UPTAKE OF RENEWABLE HEATING AND COOLING
W4RES #Women4RES is a 3-year-EU-funded project, which aims at scaling-up the involvement of women in the market deployment and uptake of Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC) solutions via replicable support measures tested and validated across the 8 respective countries.