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CASE STUDY INFORMATION

Abundance Swindon Common Farm Solar

Source/Author: RES Crowdfunding Platform

Abundance worked with Swindon Borough Council for interesting projects: to build and finance of a 4.8MW ground mounted solar park and the first Council low carbon project.

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CASE STUDY INFORMATION

EnergEtica

Source/Author: RES Cooperative

EnergÉtica S. Coop. is a consumer cooperative which counts more than 1100 members and 1300 electricity supply contracts. This cooperative owns 20% of a mini- hydroelectric power plant (1MW).

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CASE STUDY INFORMATION

I-ENER

Source/Author: RES Coopertative

I-ENER is a citizen society focusing on the development of renewable energy projects, mainly the production of electricity and heat (e.g. photovoltaic, biomass, etc.), in the Basque country.

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CASE STUDY INFORMATION

GoParity

Source/Author: ES Cooperative & RES Crowdfunding Platform

The case study provided by Go Parity includes the case study of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed between the RES cooperative Cooperative Agricola de Mangualde (CAM) and Coopernico, and the RES crowdfunding case study Peer to Pee...

The case study provided by Go Parity includes the case study of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) signed between the RES cooperative Cooperative Agricola de Mangualde (CAM) and Coopernico, and the RES crowdfunding case study Peer to Peer (P2P) lending for the Lisbon Swedish School.

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2021

TOOLBOX

PrioritEE Toolbox

Source/Author: Interreg MED project - PrioritEE

The project aims to gather the knowledge acquired in terms of decision support tools, good practices and strategies in one common platform, the PrioritEE toolbox, which can be used by local administrations to manage and monitor energy co...

The project aims to gather the knowledge acquired in terms of decision support tools, good practices and strategies in one common platform, the PrioritEE toolbox, which can be used by local administrations to manage and monitor energy consumption, assess the cost-effectiveness of a predefined set of Energy Efficiency (EE) and Renewable Energy Sources (RES) measures, and prioritize investments. Moreover, it will release a policy document on common strategies in the MED area to develop local action plans to reduce the energy consumption of MPBs.

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SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Energy communities: an overview of energy and social innovation

Source/Author: CARAMIZARU Elena; UIHLEIN Andreas

Community energy refers to a wide range of collective energy actions that involve citizens’ participation in the energy system. The Clean Energy Package recognises certain categories of community energy initiatives as ‘energy communi...

Community energy refers to a wide range of collective energy actions that involve citizens’ participation in the energy system. The Clean Energy Package recognises certain categories of community energy initiatives as ‘energy communities’ in European legislation. Energy communities can be understood as a way to ‘organise’ collective energy actions around open, democratic participation and governance and the provision of benefits for the members or the local community. This report focuses on 24 community energy schemes that could potentially be considered types of energy communities.

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BEST PRACTICES

Zagreb district heating system renewal – policy and financing perspective

Source/Author: HEP Toplinarstvo Ltd

Project assumes renovation of a significant share of the district heating distribution network, characterized by significant water and energy losses. In 2017 total heated surface was 5,6 million sqm and delivered energy was 1,3 TWh. Ener...

Project assumes renovation of a significant share of the district heating distribution network, characterized by significant water and energy losses. In 2017 total heated surface was 5,6 million sqm and delivered energy was 1,3 TWh. Energy loses were close to 15% and water loses close to 40%. Project assumes revitalization of 68 km of the network by the mid of 2023. Project brings added value to achievement of national and EU targets related to energy efficiency and GHG reduction as it foresees total energy savings of 0,201798PJ and significant decrease of the water losses.

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BEST PRACTICES

Green spatial plan of the city of Karlovac

Source/Author: City of Karlovac

The City of Karlovac has recently completed its Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan and is now in the process of modifying its spatial and zoning plans. The City has recognized the potential synergy between the two actions and is,...

The City of Karlovac has recently completed its Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan and is now in the process of modifying its spatial and zoning plans. The City has recognized the potential synergy between the two actions and is, with the support from the North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, integrating them into the first Green spatial and zoning plan in Croatia. The overall concept is to empower and enable local and regional governments to explicitly set and bindingly enforce their development pathways with a focus on sustainable development and environmental protection, using tools already at their disposal.

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MULTIMEDIA

Keeping our cities sustainably warm: Inspiring the Efficient Renewal of District Heating for the Just Transition

Source/Author: H2020 KeepWarm project

Our high-level speakers representing local to European institutions discussed DH’s crucial role in contributing to a Just Transition, Green Recovery and climate/energy goals. Joined by 170+ heating and energy experts, this online gathe...

Our high-level speakers representing local to European institutions discussed DH’s crucial role in contributing to a Just Transition, Green Recovery and climate/energy goals. Joined by 170+ heating and energy experts, this online gathering fostered interactive dialogue on scaling up implementation through the strategic acceleration of policy and financial frameworks which suitably support DH retrofits.

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GUIDELINES

Sustainable Adoption Roadmap for District Heating Systems

Source/Author: H2020 KeepWarm project

This guide is meant to inspire the owners/operators of diverse types, sizes and development-stages of DHSs to implement similar measures to the ones developed during the KeepWarm project in their own communities. It also aims to stimulat...

This guide is meant to inspire the owners/operators of diverse types, sizes and development-stages of DHSs to implement similar measures to the ones developed during the KeepWarm project in their own communities. It also aims to stimulate public authorities, policy-makers, investors and other stakeholders to streamline and prioritise DH retrofits by establishing those policies, regulations, funding schemes, etc. needed to facilitate and replicate DH modernisation all across Europe.

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TRAINING

KeepWarm Learning Centre

Source/Author: H2020 KeepWarm project

In "Learning Centre" you can find resources of interest for district heating operators/owners sorted according to the eight larger thematic areas. Some of these resources were used by project partners during training workshops with distr...

In "Learning Centre" you can find resources of interest for district heating operators/owners sorted according to the eight larger thematic areas. Some of these resources were used by project partners during training workshops with district heating operators and other relevant actors in their countries. Other materials were developed by related projects who were or are still active in the area of district heating and cooling. Training materials in the languages of project partners.

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GUIDELINES

A catalogue of evaluation methods for the systemic assessment of sustainable energy projects

Source/Author: E-FIX project consortium

E-FIX has developed a catalogue of evaluation methods for the systemic assessment of sustainable energy projects. This is an instrument, which can be used by energy and financing experts when trying to select suitable projects. It contai...

E-FIX has developed a catalogue of evaluation methods for the systemic assessment of sustainable energy projects. This is an instrument, which can be used by energy and financing experts when trying to select suitable projects. It contains evaluation methods and feasibility criteria for energy investments. At the same time, it takes into account country-level differences in terms of investment costs, energy prices and current capital.

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