Developing a transnational governance and holistic integrated services framework supporting the sustainability of European energy communities

Reference: LIFE21-CET-ENERCOM-COMANAGE/101076753 | Acronym: LIFE21-CET-ENERCOM-COMANAGE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

Over the past years, several projects boosting energy communities have seen the light around the EU. The launch and implementation of these initiatives carried out - among others- by projects in which the members of the COMANAGE partnership participate, has made it evident that once started energy communities’ projects often struggle to take-off. The COMANAGE proposal originates from this experience, with the aim of tackling and counteracting the main governance and management barriers - including a series of legal, administrative, financial, social, and organizational hurdles - faced by citizen-led and public-participated energy communities’ projects. It will do so by creating a methodological and operational Energy Communities Governance Framework, and by equipping public authorities involved in energy communities’ projects with a set of integrated services, supporting mechanisms and tools aimed at facilitating the management and governance of energy communities and other forms of citizen-led energy initiatives, ensuring their growth and sustainability in the medium and long term: the Energy Communities Governance Toolkit. The final goal of the project will be twofold: first, to ensure that energy communities’ projects that have already been set-up can take-off and grow in the medium and long term. Second, to encourage and stimulate the uptake of new community-owned energy projects. With this goal in mind, the project will on one hand operationalize a transnational network of knowledge and competence providers; on the other, it will mobilize, engage, and operationalize key stakeholders around three Operative Integrated Services Hubs to be established in three Pilot Cases across the EU represented in the consortium by the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona in Spain (AMB), the Krakow Metropolis Association in Poland (KMA), the Lazio National Association of Italian municipalities in Italy (ANCI LAZIO).


ADMINISTRATIVE DATA


Reference: LIFE21-CET-ENERCOM-COMANAGE/101076753
Acronym: LIFE21-CET-ENERCOM-COMANAGE
Start Date: 01/11/2022
End Date: 31/10/2025
Total Eligible Budget: 1,708,732 €
EU Contribution: 1,623,295 €
Project Location:

CONTACT DETAILS


Coordinating Beneficiary: ASOCIACION ECOSERVEIS
Legal Status: PRIVATE
Address: CALLE CAMPRODON 3, 08012, BARCELONA, España
Contact Person: Joana MUNDÓ OLIVÉ
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BENEFICIARIES

Name Type
REVOLVE WATER Participant
ASOCIACION ECOSERVEIS Coordinator
AREA METROPOLITANA DE BARCELONA Participant
ASOCIACION NACIONAL DE EMPRESAS DE SERVICIOS ENERGETICOS ANESE Participant
ASSOCIATION MONDIALE DES GRANDES METROPOLES Participant
INSTITOUTO SYNETAIRISTIKIS IGESIAS KAI SYNERGASIAS ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA Participant
SPINDOX LABS SRL Participant
AISFOR SRL Participant
ANCI ASSOCIAZIONE REGIONALE COMUNI ITALIANI LAZIO Participant
STOWARZYSZENIE METROPOLIA KRAKOWSKA Participant