Scaling up of regional energy efficiency investments and stimulating emerging "prosumers" to shape the market

  • Project idea information

    Priority

    Better connected and energy responsible Danube region - Improve energy security and energy efficiency

    Project Idea Promoter
    (name of the institution)

    Bulgarian Energy and Mining Forum

    Needs and challenges
    (Needs, main problems or challenges to be addressed)

    1) The Danube countries' huge dependence on imported resources
    2) Technical levees posed by the lack of unified legal regulation, standards and grid codes to ensure secure, sustainable and safe operation
    3) Financial burden which is beared by end users
    4) Lack of transparancy in pricing policies
    5) Lack of grid reliability
    6) Lack of financial incentives to motivate energy users to associate and collaborate for replacement of outdated technologies and energy systems with new intelligent ones.

    Objectives
    (main and specific objectives to be achieved)

    The main objectives is Scaling up of regional energy efficiency investments / Stimulation of emerging “prosumers” to shape the market.

    Specific objectives are:
    1) Accelerate the shift from fossil to RES
    2) Develp policy measures towards achievement of unification of grid codes and addressing technical and legal levees.
    3) Encourage emerging prosumers and energy cooperatives to shape the sector with informed decisions.
    4) Contribute to broad use of smart meters, facilitating the consumers to choose the most appropriate service provider based on best value for money principal.
    5) Encourage implementation of bi-directional smart grids and exchange of best practices and knowledge.
    6) Stimulate financial incentives to motivate energy users to associate and collaborate for replacement of outdated technologies and energy systems with new intelligent ones.

    Main results and core outputs

    -

    Main foreseen activities

    -

    Innovative character of the project idea

    Development of transnational platform for Danube countries leading consumers to make their informed choices, including choices for Power Purchasing Agreements.

    Estimated Total Budget
    (in EUR)

    2.4 mln

    Estimated duration
    (in months)

    36

  • Partners involved at this stage

    ERDF Partners

    Yes

    IPA Partners

    Yes

    Associated Strategic Partners

    -

  • Partners requested

    ERDF Partners

    Public Energy Authorities, Regional Energy Agencies / Regulatory authorities, NGOs/SMEs operating in energy and RES

    IPA Partners

    Public Energy Authorities, (Regional) Energy Agencies / Regulatory authorities, NGOs operating in energy and RES

    Associated Strategic Partners

    -

  • Contact Person

    Name

    Dessislava Veleva

    Address

    Sofia, 4 Trapezitsa Str., 4-th floor

    Country

    Bulgaria

    Telephone number

    -

    E-mail address

    Is the applicant the project's potential Lead Partner?

    If not, is the potential Lead Partner already being chosen?

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)