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

The ePLANET project – funded under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission – aims to develop and promote new tools and strategies to enhance the governance of the energy transition in the public sector. It targets the deployment of a new clustering governance for an energy transition based on a digital framework to share harmonized information.

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.

For more information you can consult the project website and the introductory video.

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).

It is led by a consortium of ten partners: the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), Generalitat de Catalunya Institut Català (ICAEN), the Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Savings (CRES), the Energy Agency of the Zlín region (EAZK), the Diputació de Girona, the Regional Development Fund of Crete (RDFC), FEDARENE, ICLEI Europe, Three o’clock (3OC), LIMA consultancy.

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

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