project under the Horizon 2020 is focusing on developing innovative energy poverty schemes across Europe.
More than 50 million Europeans are affected by some form of energy poverty. Low incomes and poor thermal insulation of buildings are usually at the root of the problem, therefore efficiency measures at the household level and an increased uptake of renewable energy can be tools to alleviate energy poverty.
SocialWatt aims to support EU countries to develop, adopt, test and spread innovative energy poverty schemes across Europe. Working in the context of Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive, the project will develop new decision support tools aimed at utilities and energy suppliers. The tools will enable them to better identify energy poverty among their clients and to elaborate Energy Poverty Action Plans, as well as monitoring and assessing the overall procedure.
Grant agreement ID: 845905
Start date: September 1, 2019
End date: August 31, 2022
Overall budget: € 1 998 297,50
EU contribution: € 1 998 297,50
Coordinated by: INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS (EL)
Participants (13): INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICY STICHTING (NL), REGULATORY ASSISTANCE PROJECT (BE), E7 ENERGIE MARKT ANALYSE (AT), ISPE PROIECTARE SI CONSULTANTA SA (RO), ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE (FR9), NATURGY ENERGY GROUP SA (ES), ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BORD (IE), PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION S.A. (EL), CEZ VANZARE SA (RO), SIA FORTUM JELGAVA (LV), HEP - ESCO DOO (HR), EVISO SRL (IT), OSTERREICHISCHE CARITASZENTRALE (AT)