This project contributes to the development of local value chains for heat from renewable energy sources by transferring the extensive know-how of Austria in this field to Norway, Ireland, England, Scotland, Portugal, Greece, and Slovenia, which have less experience. The target countries lack appropriate tools and know-how for developing the often, interlinked value chains at local level which requires in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience with economics and local politics. This project aims to study existing, successful experiences and design an optimised market model. Furthermore the project will use the model in concrete feasibility studies in pilot markets with the aim of a public-business-citizen partnership in the partner countries. Both local authorities – which play a key role in this effort – and energy advisors - in charge of developing the technical side of heating projects using renewables - will be trained directly by Austrian experts.
In this page:
- A management model of how to establish effective local value chains that can be used as blueprint for the development of heating with renewable energy sources.
- Make local policy actors aware of the opportunities created by local value chains for renewable heating and educate them in how to establish public-business-citizen partnerships.
- Educate energy advisors in the respective countries in a way that enables them to assess and develop projects in interested communities.
- Analyse the requirements regarding legislative conditions that would support market development both on national and on EU level. Particular emphasis will be given to assessing the potential benefits and to analyse, compare and examine successful local and national legislative and financial initiatives and propose new ones for the EU 5 points maximum, starting with the most important.
- Stimulating business opportunities and job creation seem to be the major driving force for the development of heating with renewable energy sources at local level.
- Further legislative initiatives on local energy planning could enhance the development of heating with renewable energy sources.
- Local value chains within different categories (technology-driven, product-driven and service-driven) are often closely interlinked, and significant synergies can be found. Last update: 04.06.2010
Partners and coordinatorList Map
|New Energy Performance AS||Norway|
|Centre for Renewable Energy Sources||Greece|
|SWS Group Ltd||Ireland|
|Centro da Biomassa para a Energia||Portugal|
|The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management||United Kingdom|
|The Energy Saving Trust||United Kingdom|
|Agencija za prestrukturiranje energetike d.o.o.||Slovenia|
New Energy Performance AS