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Relevant Organisations

Consumer empowerment in a smart meter world (SMART-UP)

Tags: Smart metersVulnerabilityEnergy audits

The SMART-UP project encourages the active use of smart meters and in-home displays by vulnerable consumers to change their energy behaviour. Social workers and other frontline staff have been trained to advise and empower vulnerable households to become more energy efficient. The target is to engage 5,000 vulnerable households in total.

Energy Social Housing Innovative Financing Tender (EnerSHIFT)

Tags: Social housing

EnerSHIFT (H2020 694816) aims at launching 14,59 million € of energy investments with the retrofitting of around 43 social housing buildings throughout the 4 provinces of Liguria. The scope of social housing in Italy is quite narrow and addresses the most vulnerable part of the population. Therefore project activities can be considered relevant for energy poverty.

Family intelligent Energy Saving Target Action (FIESTA)

Tags: BehaviourChildren

The project (IEE/13/624) aims to help families with children save energy at home, acting on their electricity consumption behaviour and appliance-purchasing decisions through a comprehensive programme, including an energy audit tool and energy efficiency guide for households. Energy Help Desks have been created in 14 cities, and specific support measures have been devised, including workshops for schools & social housing residents, as well as cooling solutions retailers & installers, and home energy efficiency lotteries and consumer purchasing groups.

Less Energy More OpportuNities (LEMON)

Tags: Social housing

This project targets the energy retrofit of private and public dwellings in the social housing sector of two regions of Emilia-Romagna by establishing an innovative financing approach, which applies an energy performance contracting (EPC) model combined with a new "green lease" concept based on the improved energy performance of the housing units (Energy Performance Tenancy Agreement - EPTA). It envisages to trigger sustainable energy investments of €15.29 million in 622 dwellings.

Social innovation to tackle fuel poverty (Ashoka/Schneider Electric Foundation)

Tags: Social support

The Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, and Ashoka, offers financial support to the most innovative social entrepreneurs in Europe in order to help entire communities to tackle fuel poverty and to move towards energy sustainability. The program aims to identify, engage, and support to scale-up 15-20 innovative organizations that offer creative and systems-changing solutions to tackle fuel poverty and promote energy sustainability in five European countries: Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

Support Network for Household Energy Saving (ASSIST)

Tags: Energy audits

This project tackles energy poverty by creating specialised services through energy advisors. Selected energy advisors are given training, so that they can provide vulnerable consumers with advice and guidance on household energy efficiency, including efficient behavioral changes. 750 vulnerable consumers per country in 6 countries will be addressed with specific actions to reduce their energy consumption and an additional 2,000 vulnerable consumers will be provided with specific energy efficiency advice through the ICT platform of the network.