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We are proud to announce that cVPP won the EUSEW Citizens' Award 2020 !

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Thank you for your vote ! We did it! Thank you everyone for your support and votes! Very proud that our community-based Virtual Power Plant project Interreg North West Europe (NWE) has won the Citizens' Award in the European Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW2020! #cvppproject It's a game-changer project that accelerates the energy transition through community empowerment. It has been demonstrated, evaluated and replicated in 3 countries: Belgium, Ireland and the Netherlands. Read More

Vote for cVPP

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The cVPP-project is nominated for the EU Sustainable Energy Citizens’ Awards ! VOTING open until 15 juni 23:59 We are happy to announce that the cVPP project (community-based Virtual Power Plant) has been nominated for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards and we now request your support ! Every year the European Commission recognises the most outstanding individuals and projects for their innovation in the energy sector and renewables. This year, 9 finalists will compete in 3 award categories: Engagement, Innovation and Youth. The TU/e-led and Interreg NWE-funded community-based Virtual Power Plant (cVPP) project has been nominated to the Engagement category. We are one of the three finalists ! Read More

Power for the people

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Power for the people - Renewable Electricity auction now open for community energy The first auction for the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS 1) is open for applications from today, Monday 9th March, with the first auction due to take place over the summer. It is the first time community led renewable energy projects will be recognised and supported in Ireland. Read More

Kick-off on Monday 2 December and Tuesday 10 December 2019 | Loenen (NL)

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EN | For every interested Loenen residents, not just the more than 80 participants who already visited our workshops, we organize a kick-off meeting on Monday 2 December and Tuesday 10 December 2019. During this evening (from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.) the project will be explained again. Everyone who then definitively registers as a participant will receive a so-called EARN-E for free. That is a smart device (value 30 euros) with app that gives you a simple insight into your electricity consumption and the idea behind the virtual power plant! Our goal is to recruit at least 100 participants in Loenen, so hear it and continue! In September we informed you in the newsletter about the progress of the virtual power plant, also known as cVPP. The tender for the Energy Management System, the heart of the plant, was still ongoing. In the meantime, after a careful process, the ICT Automatisering BV company has been chosen to build and implement the system. So we are really starting now! Read More

Three winning energycommunities in the Province of Antwerp

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EN | Three winning energy citizen movements come from the province of Antwerp. Kamp C, the Provincial Center for Sustainability and Innovation, announces three winning citizens' initiatives that want to generate energy themselves. They participated in the Open Call "Dreaming Dare to Do | Together strong for the energy transition3" of the cVPP project. ZuidtrAnt cvba-so & Stalinsstraat in Deurne, Cohousing BM Gummaar in Mechelen and Klimaan CV receive a check of 2000 euros and guidance to continue their project. NL| Drie winnende energieburgerbewegingen komen uit de provincie Antwerpen. Kamp C, het Provinciaal Centrum voor Duurzaamheid en Innovatie, maakt drie winnende burgerinitiatieven bekend die zelf energie willen opwekken. Zij namen deel aan de Open Oproep ‘Dromen Durven Doen | Samen sterk voor de energietransitie’ van het cVPP-project. ZuidtrAnt cvba-so & Stalinsstraat in Deurne, Burgerlijke Maatschap Gummaar in Mechelen en Klimaan CV krijgen een cheque van 2000 euro en begeleiding om hun project verder te zetten. Read More