About the toolkit
The main objective of POWERPOOR is to develop support programmes for citizens suffering from energy poverty and to encourage the use of alternative financing schemes (e.g., establishing energy communities or cooperatives, or leveraging crowdfunding). The support programmes will be designed, developed, and implemented in eight different countries across Europe (Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Portugal, and Spain), led by a certified network Energy Supporters and Mentors. The POWERPOOR toolkit will enable the process with the following tools.
Target citizens, communities, neighborhoods, or districts suffering from energy poverty using a data-driven approach.
Empower energy poor citizens to understand their energy usage, the benefits associated with implementing energy efficiency interventions and leveraging renewable energy installations.
Enable citizens suffering from energy poverty to leverage joint energy initiatives across Europe and innovative financing schemes.
Energy Poverty Guidebook
An Energy Poverty Guidebook for Energy Planning incorporating energy poverty mitigation actions in Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs).
Energy poverty remains a serious challenge today across Europe. Support programmes and alternative financing schemes have emerged as a viable means to mitigate its effects on citizens or communities suffering from the phenomenon. The EU-funded POWERPOOR project will develop programmes that will support citizens suffering from energy poverty enabling them to use alternative financing options such as energy cooperatives or crowdfunding campaigns. It will encourage knowledge and experience sharing, the realisation of small-scale energy efficiency interventions, and the installation of renewable energy sources. Pilot support programmes will be planned and developed in eight EU countries under the direction of certified energy supporters/mentors. The results will improve policymakers’ knowledge and be used for global and EU initiatives.
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EPU - NTUA
National Technical University of Athens