Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Over €614 million requested in Horizon 2020 Energy funding

Creation date: January 30, 2020

INEA received 79 project proposals on 29 January 2020 for 8 topics covering smart and clean energy for consumers, smart citizen-centred energy system, smart cities and communities, and smart airports (EC-ES-SCC).

€614,53 million has been requested against the available €178 million in EU funding.

The projects will now be assessed in a single-stage evaluation.

The final results of the selection will be known by the 12 May 2020.

Topic Title Submitted Proposals Budget Requested
(€ million)
Budget Available
(€ million)
LC-SC3-EC-3-2020 Consumer engagement and demand response 16 90,86 16,00
LC-SC3-ES-3-2018-2020 Integrated local energy systems (energy islands) 14 69,81 15,00
LC-SC3-ES-4-2018-2020 Decarbonising energy systems of geographical islands 25 172,99 40,00
LC-SC3-ES-5-2018-2020 TSO-DSO-Consumer: Large-scale demonstrations of innovative grid services through demand response, storage and small-scale (RES) generation 2 22,00 22,00
LC-SC3-ES-10-2020 DC-AC/DC hybrid grid for a modular, resilient and high RES share grid development 5 32,04 14,00
LC-SC3-ES-11-2020 Rapid relief through transitions on islands 1 3,00 4,00
LC-SC3-SCC-1-2018-2019-2020 Smart Cities and Communities 12 176,50 55,00
LC-SC3-SA-1-2020 Smart Airports 4 47,33 12,00


The selection of projects will carried out by external independent experts. These evaluators are drawn from the European Commission's database.

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