Powerpoor- Empowering Energy Poor Citizens through Energy Cooperative Initiatives

The EU-funded POWERPOOR project will develop projects that support energy-poor citizens and the use of alternative financing options such as cooperatives or crowdfunding. It will encourage the exchange of experience and knowledge, the realisation of small-scale energy efficiency interventions and the installation of renewable energy sources. The results will improve policymakers’ knowledge and be used for global and EU initiatives.

Pilot energy poor support programmes/schemes will be designed, developed, and implemented in eight countries across Europe led by a network of certified Energy Supporters and Energy Communities Mentors  with the support of Stakeholder Liaison Groups.

The National Stakeholder Liasion Groups will facilitate the engagement of and will provide support to citizens suffering from energy poverty, reinfforcing the network of Energy Supporters and Energy Communities Mentors working on the field as well as facilitate the sustainability of the toolkit and the action.

Based on the experience gained and the lessons learnt from implementing PowerPoor, EU policy recommendations and 8 National Roadmaps will be elaborated, so that policy makers at all governance levels can gain insights based on the project results.

Role of DOOR: 
Partner

Project duration: 
September 2020 – September 2023

Partners:
Greece, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Hungary, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Portugal

Funding:
H2020 mitigating HH EP

Target group:
Social workers, providers of soc. accommodation, health professionals, representatives of the financial sector, NGO, academic community.

Web page:
https://powerpoor.eu/