Europe is moving towards more sustainable, decentralised and digital energy grids.

Cities face the task of coordinating the local transition of renewable energy generation and storage while maintaining grid stability.

The ACCESS project united local authorities and energy researchers to determine how local authorities could best lead their local energy transition. 

ACCESS finished in April 2023 - find our project results on this site and also at


Latest Project News

ACCESS concludes - project results available at

04 May 2023

After four years of testing and implementing the future of local energy systems, ACCESS has come to end. Want to use the knowledge we collected to ad…

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Presenting the energy transition, the ACCESS way!

15 November 2022

The ACCESS project organised a workshop to explain the challenges and steps Flemish cities need to go through to achieve energy transition at city …

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Moving towards an interconnected energy system

27 October 2022

By Linnea Johansson,

As Europe and the world is moving towards a fossil independent energy system, it is likewise mo…

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VIDEO: Learning about West Suffolk's ACCESS pilot

16 September 2022

Building on successfully reducing energy consumption with local businesses, West Suffolk Council (WSC) joined the ACCESS project to further s…

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Future cities for strategy implications for the energy transition

05 July 2022

On the 12th of May IfM Engage hosted the Future cities: Strategy implications for the energy transition webinar. The session looked at what factors…

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