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PRoviding users with Organised and Monitored Energy services by Transparent and High-value EU Smes (PROMETHEUS)

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The PROMETHEUS project has got the objective of helping enterprises (especially SMEs - Small and Medium Enterprises) to strengthen their position in the market of energy services. It will give instruments and support to all European SMEs that are providing or wish to provide their customers, both private citizens and other SMEs, with energy services (installation of small scale RES, energy audits, energy certification of buildings, production and supply of RES and Energy Efficient products, etc.). By setting quality standards and guarantee systems for energy services, this project will contribute to reduce the confusion and lack of trust that are currently stopping final customers from purchasing energy services. PROMETHEUS will also define organisation methods (and possibly replicable models) and give recommendations to be used by SMEs trade associations and other decision makers in order to provide sound and transparent energy services to customers. Thanks to this project SMEs will get deeper participation in the political process, augmented transparency of services and trust by costumers, and opportunity to join in SME energy clusters.

Results

  • Tools to be used by trade associations and other SME association in order to improve the quality and transparency of their green energy services and reach an high quality standard and deeper trust by customers
  • Support to the creation of 11 new green energy clusters throughout Europe and tools to help the creation and implementation of existing or emerging green energy clusters (guidelines, best practices)
  • The project will launch the "Trust your supplier” campaign (local events, brochures, posters, articles on the press, etc.) addressing the general public and SMEs, to make customers more confident on their suppliers of green energy services.
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Centro Regionale di Assistenza per la Cooperazione Artigiana Società Cooperativa
Italy
Contact point: 
Name: 
Enrico Cancino
Tel: 
0039 041 5096614
Name: 
Maurizio Malè
Tel: 
+39-45-5096621

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Duration:
01/06/2009 to 31/05/2012
Contract number: 
IEE/08/718/SI2.528427

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