Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Over €700 million requested for H2020 energy projects

Creation date: April 6, 2016

INEA has received 89 project proposals by today's deadline of the Competitive Low-Carbon Energy and Smart Cities & Communities calls, requesting over €700 million in total EU funding. The total available budget for three topics that closed today is €153.7 million. Evaluation of the project proposals will start in April.


€97.66 million in total were available for project proposals under two topics of the of the Competitive Low-Carbon Energy call in the area 'Towards an integrated EU Energy system':


  • LCE-01-2016-2017: Next generation innovative technologies enabling smart grids, storage and energy system integration with increasing share of renewables: distribution network
  • LCE-02-2016: Demonstration of smart grid, storage and system integration technologies with increasing share of renewables: distribution system


One topic SCC-1-2016-2017 with a total available budget of €60 million was open for Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse project proposals. 


The submission data are:

Topic Number of proposals Requested EC contribution, € million Available funding, € million
LCE-01-2016-2017 52 193 20
LCE-02-2016 28 350.6 73.7
SCC-1-2016-2017 9 156.9 60
Total 89 704.5 153.7


Evaluation of all the topics is expected to start in April 2016. Applicants will receive the evaluation results by 5 September at the latest.


External evaluators of project proposals are drawn from the European Commission's independent expert database. The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the expert profile and would like to be considered as a proposal evaluator, please sign up in the Participant Portal.