ePLANET / Project approach

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

Project approach

ePLANET project’s main objective is to create a platform to share harmonised information about energy measures and actions at local level to boost Energy Transition and improve the multi-level governance. Rather than just a top-down approach, the Multi-Level Governance (MLG) concept builds on:

  • a vertical integration of other levels’ insights (i.e. local and regional authorities) to enhance and align higher-level decisions with subnational needs, and;
  • a horizontal integration to engage peers at the same level from parallel ministries, relevant public agencies, etc. to ensure synergies and avoid misalignment.
Analytical framework of an institutional arrangement by ICAEN

A well-implemented MLG enriches policy-making processes with multiple benefits and leads to longer-term frameworks, stronger relationships and more successful initiatives.

ePLANET also adopts a 3-tier approach which means that 3 levels of participation and engagement from partners will be taken into account. The most committed public authorities and stakeholders will have access to more tools and capacity-building activities than the less involved ones.

Finally, we also follow a Continuous Engagement strategy to support early adopters and most engaged stakeholders in the development and replication of the project outputs. In this context, 5 Stakeholders Forums have already been organised on the following topics:

  • Data visualization tools to support multi-level governance and maximize citizen engagement and impact;
  • Strategies for validation of data dissemination;
  • Impact of openness, participation, accountability, effectiveness and coherence on the deployment of effective multi-level governance;
  • Early stages of development of the ePLANET platform;
  • Early stages of development of Energy Transition governance figures.
4th Stakeholders Forum by FEDARENE

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

Clustering governance – ePLANET main results

ePLANET most engaged stakeholders gathered on Wednesday 31st of May to discuss the project results on clustering governance and to share regional best practices regarding Multi-Level Governance (MLG).

Sharing of good practices on data management during ePLANET 6th Stakeholder Forum

On the 27th March 2022, FEDARENE organised ePLANET 6th Stakeholder Forum, addressing the topic of “Data Treatment”.

ePLANET Meeting in Paris outlines the pathway towards regional implementation

After the first half of the project duration, the recap of the achievements especially on Multi-level governance and the different Use-cases of the ePLANET platform helped to plan and design the further regional integration of the results and replication in the ePLANET follower regions.

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.

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.