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Strong partnerships to connect urban demand & rural supply
NWE is one of the EU’s highest energy consuming regions. The share of renewable energy in the region’s production and consumption mix is low and there is a strong dependence on non-renewable energy sources.
RegEnergy aims to break up existing structures for increasing the use of renewable energy in NWE regions. Creating renewable energy demand–supply partnerships between urbanised and surrounding rural territories will lead to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 9 projectpartners from 7 NWE countries, representing metropolitan regions, cities, rural communities, regional agencies, scientific institutions and renewable energy producers will develop strategies and models to illustrate how such partnerships can be built. In three strategic areas the missing regional links between demand and supply from renewables will be addressed: The institutional and administrative framework conditions (e.g. cooperation agreements) as well as the main infrastructure (e.g. biogas pipelines) that such partnerships require are as central as the question of required technologies (e.g. smart grids, storage capacities).
Pilot partnerships across Northwest-Europe will invest in
To sustain and widely spread the results RegEnergy partners will present best-practice and showcases to cooperating regions and will actively help them to develop appropriate RE demand-supply partnerships in their region.
You want to learn more green electricity procurement, including various green electricity offers and the pros & cons of each option. Read more about it in our latest newsletter!RegEnergy Newsletter December 2020.pdf
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|Plymouth City Council||Alistair Macpherson||Alistair.firstname.lastname@example.org||United Kingdom|
|Waterstromen Etten BV||Martine Klaveremail@example.com||Netherlands|
|3 Counties Energy Agency||Paddy Phelanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ireland|
|Waterford Institute of Technology||Sean Lyonsemail@example.com||Ireland|
|Ormonde Upgrading Limited||Tom Nolanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ireland|
In the first episode of RegEnergy Talks you will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities of local energy communities and hear about institutional partnerships with backcountry communities and the cooperational work within these regions.
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Renewable Energy Regions
Creating Partnerships for Renewable Energy
The session presented the Climate Protection Planner, a widespread municipal CO2 monitoring tool in Germany which measures the reduction of CO2 / greenhouse gas emissions on a yearly basis according to a standardized approach for municipalities. Focus was placed on the planned application which should make regional expansion potentials for renewable energies transparent.
A greener Europe will require local and regional authorities to increase the share of renewable energy in their production and consumption mixes. This workshop explored how regions and cities can join forces with rural communities to create renewable energy partnerships. Such partnerships help cities meet their demand for renewable energy from reliable regional supplies while strengthening the economic resilience of rural communities.
A greener Europe means that local and regional authorities will have to increase the share of renewables in their production and consumption mix. This workshop explored how they can join forces with rural communities to create renewable energy partnerships.
This session compared the various green electricity offers, highlighting their benefits and the issues around which buyers should be made aware. It also explored the use of Contracts for Difference arrangements to support new renewable energy projects, along with a discussion of procurement arrangements.
From 15 – 17 September the 5th RegEnergy project meeting took place virtually in Plymouth England (due to the ongoing pandemic). More than 30 partners and friends of the project met this time to explore deep the issues of green electricity procurement, infrastructure problems (how do we connect solar farms?) and the creation and future of energy communities.
This seminar explored elements of the EU’s Clean Energy Package (CEP) and the initiatives set up as part of that, such as the Renewable Energy Directive and the Internal Electricity Market Directive, what they mean for the Smart Grid of the future, how prosumers can be at the heart of it as well as looking at developments in some EU jurisdictions to date.
You want to learn more about energy communities, regional storage mechanisms or the cooperational work within a region to foster the renewable energy transition? Then let us inspire you!
From 28-30 April over 40 RegEnergy partners and interested parties met online - instead of in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland) as planned - to discuss the management of microgrids, the role of local energy communities as well as the RED II and many more.
Albert Vendrell Roca | Barcelona Provincial Council – Diputació de Barcelona (ES)
Oliver Arendt | HAW Hamburg (DE)
Susanne Supper | Green Energy Lab, Vienna (AT)
Jenny-Claire Keilmann | Climate Alliance (DE)
Marcus Andreas | Climate Alliance (DE)
Brest Métropole, France
Sylvie Mingant | Brest Métropole (FR)
Alexandre Guirinec | ALECOB (FR)
Interreg Project ECCO Energy Community Cooperatives, Innovatiesteunpunt
Tom Schaeken | Interreg Project ECCO Energy Community Cooperatives, Innovatiesteunpunt (BE)
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A regions network for 100% renewable energies
Edgar Bazing | Climate Alliance (DE)
Win-win urban-rural partnership
Alexandre Guirinec | ALECOB (FR)
Community-owned renewable energy
Dan Turner | Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Energy Community (UK)
Enhancing Community Partnership
Paddy Phelan | 3cea (IE)
Creating a biogas network
Yorick Schigt | Waterstromen (NE)
Making biomethane available
Michael Murphy | Ormonde Upgrading Limited (IE)
CO2 neutral research park
Marc Vermeeren | Flux50 (BE)
Photovoltaic and e-mobility
Geoffrey Orlando | PLANAIR (CH)
Technical and regulatory progresses
Sean Lyons | Waterford Institute for Technology (UK)