Our Project

One of the main challenges to achieve the Energy Transition objectives is to improve the coordination between local authorities and regional governments in order to optimise the decision-making process, coherence and consistency of the implementation of energy transition measures in towns and cities.

 

However, the platforms used by each government are heterogeneous, which leads to a loss of information and difficulties to share data and engage communities.

nePLANET H2020 is a European project addressing this challenge. ePLANET will facilitate and ease the deployment of coordinated energy transition actions by the public sector. The project will use the most innovative tools in artificial intelligence and big data together with an innovative clustering governance to boost Energy Transition Plans at the municipal level. Besides, it will foster the digitalisation of energy data available in dispersed data sources, of the energy transition measures and of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs), enabling an ecosystem of data and tools to support decision-making on energy transition.

The proof of concept of ePLANET -ensuring correct deployment of tools and effective focus on real needs of public authorities- will be developed and validated in three pilot regions

Objectives

ePLANET’s main objectives are:
  • to define and establish a transparent and coherent information sharing framework among public authorities.
  • to deploy multi-level working groups of related public authorities and stakeholders for sharing of information and to enable a collaborative approach in development and updating of Energy Transition plans.
  • to enable digitalization of the energy transition plans of the public authorities as base for coherence, sharing, coordination and integration.
  • to support new adopters and consolidate existing networks.
  • to institutionalize ePLANET networks and multi-level working groups.

Impact

The impact of the ePLANET project will be great, as it aims to participate, collaborate, and process data from most actions related to the energy transition in the coming years in many regions of Europe. But at the same time, it is difficult to estimate this impact as it will really be.

 

The impact of the project will be related to the objectives of climate and energy set by the European Commission in the horizon 2030, in each of the key indicators, which must be achieved by the different regions.

 

ePLANET actions are expected to have the following impacts:

  • 1 harmonized set of Energy Transition Measures and policies across local, regional and national authorities
  • 1 Common Data Model as a reference for data sharing
  • 764 stakeholders engaged in ePLANET governance clusters (national, regional, local), including Public Authorities and private stakeholders.
  • 904 public officers with improved skills in delivering the energy transition
  • 603 ET plans introduced to ePLANET platform
  • 100 ePLANET facilitators trained and engaged
  • 150 members in Stakeholders Forum
  • 603 MoA signed.
  • 32 policies influenced
  • 85 investments in sustainable energy
  • 177,6 primary energy savings
  • 12,26 renewable energy production

Project partners

CIMNE – International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering
ICAEN – Catalan Institute for Energy
CRES – The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Saving
EAZK – Energy agency of the Zlín Region
Diputació de Girona
RDFC – Regional Development Fund of Crete
FEDARENE – The European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
3OC – Three o’clock
LIMA

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