ePLANET

ePLANET aims to improve the coordination between local authorities and regional governments by fostering the digitalisation of energy data available in dispersed data sources.

ePLANET

One of the principal challenges to reaching targets of the Energy Transition is to improve the coordination between local authorities and regional governments with the aim to enhance the decision-making process, coherence and consistency of the implementation of energy transition measures. ePLANET will meet this challenge by encouraging the digitalization of measures and plans enabling an interoperable ecosystem of data and tools supporting energy transition decision making, putting it into practice by the public sector.

ePLANET builds on an existing infrastructure enabling massive data gathering, making the data and measures comparable and interoperable with existing local initiatives (Covenant of Mayors Europe, Clean Energy for EU Islands Initiative) and regional/national plans, analysing this data and offering relevant results to key stakeholders. This will enhance decision-making -more informed, more transparent and faster decisions-, contributing to improved monitoring and verification schemes. Enabling harmonisation of plans and interoperability across the local and regional authorities to joint application of ETM favouring more efficient use of public spending.

ePLANET is a three-year project that will develop a proof of concept over three regional pilots (Girona, Crete and Zlín regions) during the first half of the project, to ensure the correct deployment of developed tools and to fit the real needs of public authorities in the energy transition. The rest of the project will focus on extending and implementing the ePLANET tools and methodology across Europe. To ensure new regions and local authorities’ engagement, the project will leverage existing initiatives (Covenant of Mayors Europe and ManagEnergy).

The ePLANET H2020 project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 101032450.

In the news

Governance: what does it mean, and how is ePLANET helping?

The ePLANET project identified best practices of governance structures that optimise the planning and implementation of effective energy & environment policies in Europe. But what is governance exactly? Why is it important? And how can it be improved?

Improving governance and regional coordination through data: the ePLANET data platform forum

At the fourth stakeholder forum of the ePLANET project, participants discussed the new data platform tool. The tool will ease and speed up the SECAP drafting and monitoring process, enable the analysis of buildings' energy performance, and facilitate better planning of energy communities.

Successful applicants for ePLANET Call include 2 FEDARENE members!

The beneficiaries will work towards the creation of a new digital framework to share harmonized information for a clean energy transition, and benefit from tailored support.

Deadline extended to apply for ePLANET’s beneficial opportunities for regions!

You want to accelerate the energy transition in your region? Now is your opportunity to join the obliging ePLANET team as regional partner. Application is opened until 30th of June!

Best Practices

Zagreb’s smart energy solutions for citizens

Zagreb’s smart energy solutions for citizens

The city of Zagreb worked with REGEA to develop a number of energy-related IT tools for citizens, including a solar PV potential tool.