ePLANET aims to improve the coordination between local authorities and regional governments by fostering the digitalisation of energy data available in dispersed data sources.
Illustration : Photo by Josep Mayos
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 the following three pilot regions:
CATALONIA (ES) – Generalitat de Catalunya Institut Català (ICAEN)
+ Diputació de Girona
ZLÍN REGION (CR) – Energy Agency of the Zlín region (EAZK)
CRETE ISLAND (GR) – Regional Development Fund of Crete (RDFC)
Surveys on energy transition data collection were conducted in the pilot regions to evaluate their necessities, not only in energy transition matters such as infrastructure, renewable energies, actions taken or sectors included but also in capacity building. The results stress that the main problems are related to a lack of technical staff, a lack of clear and coherent legislation and the reduced involvement of the national authorities. As far as difficulties in daily tasks are concerned, the main obstacles are the coordination with other levels of governance (local, regional, national) and choosing the measures to save energy at the local level.
The ePLANET H2020 project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 101032450.