RegEnergy - Renewable Energy Regions

Project Summary

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

  • Institutional arrangements for regional prosumers
  • lacking renewable infrastructure
  • regional supply-demand chains
  • coping with limited grid capacity and intermittent RE supply
  • balancing regional supply and demand profiles

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.

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Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Address Email Website
Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples (registered association) 28 Galvanistraße
Frankfurt am Main
Name Contact Name Email Country
Brest métropolis Sylvie Mingant France
Flux50 Frederik Loeckx Belgium
Plymouth City Council Alistair Macpherson United Kingdom
Waterstromen Etten BV Martine Klaver Netherlands
3 Counties Energy Agency Paddy Phelan Ireland
Planair Laure Deschaintre Switzerland
Waterford Institute of Technology Sean Lyons Ireland
Ormonde Upgrading Limited Tom Nolan Ireland

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RegEnergy Talks June 2020


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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, Internal online seminar

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.
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EU Regions Week Workshop

, Online event

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.
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Procuring Green Electricity

, Online seminar

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.
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Insights into the challenges of renewable energy partnerships






Albert Vendrell Roca | Barcelona Provincial Council – Diputació de Barcelona (ES)

Barcelona Provincial Council


Oliver Arendt | HAW Hamburg (DE)

HAW Hamburg
NEW 4.0


Stefan Drexlmeier | Energiewende Oberland (DE)

Energiewende Oberland
Project INOLA
Action plan PDF


Susanne Supper | Green Energy Lab, Vienna (AT)

Green Energy Lab



Overcoming the barriers preventing cooperation
for renewable energy






Understanding and supporting regional transformation processes in Germany

Jenny-Claire Keilmann | Climate Alliance (DE)

Marcus Andreas | Climate Alliance (DE)




Brest Métropole, France

Innovative contract between city and countryside – Brest métropole and the county of Central West Brittany (France)

Sylvie Mingant | Brest Métropole (FR)

Brest Métropole 

Alexandre Guirinec | ALECOB (FR)




Interreg Project ECCO Energy Community Cooperatives, Innovatiesteunpunt

Energy communities as drivers for regional renewable energy – examples from BE and DE

Tom Schaeken | Interreg Project ECCO Energy Community Cooperatives, Innovatiesteunpunt (BE)


ECCO one-stop-shop and ECCO timeline


About Innovatiesteunpunt (PDF)

Poster Slam

Poster Slam & Networking






Room 1

A regions network for 100% renewable energies
Edgar Bazing | Climate Alliance (DE)

Climate Alliance


Win-win urban-rural partnership
Alexandre Guirinec | ALECOB (FR)



Room 2

Community-owned renewable energy
Dan Turner | Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Energy Community (UK)

Plymouth City Council


Enhancing Community Partnership
Paddy Phelan | 3cea (IE)



Room 3

Creating a biogas network
Yorick Schigt | Waterstromen (NE)



Making biomethane available
Michael Murphy | Ormonde Upgrading Limited (IE)

Ormonde Upgrading Limited


Room 4

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)

Waterford Institute for Technology





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