EMPOWER 2.0 is the abbreviation of Empowering the citizens - Towards European Energy Market 2.0 (Enabling More People’s OWnership in Energy tRansition).

 

The project aims to demonstrate and accelerate the empowerment of citizens to become active energy citizens - and to create local energy communities via existing civil society structures - through development of new solutions (e.g. organisational) and adoption of new, emerging and existing solutions for energy ownership.  This will lead to an increase of energy awareness and renewable energy production, and hence reduce the environmental footprint in the North Sea Region.

 

EMPOWER2.0 is an Interreg North Sea Region funded project with 15 partners, led by Gemeente Zaanstad (NL):

  • 7 cities/provinces/intermuncipality organisations (Gemeente Zaanstad (NL), Provincie West-Vlaanderen (BE), Essex County Council (UK), Southend on Sea Borough Council (UK), Middelfart Kommune (DK), Gemeente Haarlem (NL), Intercommunale Leiedal (BE))
  • 3 universities (Hogeschool van Amsterdam (NL), University of Southern Denmark (DK), Ghent University (BE))
  • 2 companies (Gate2Growth (DK), Graham Oakes Ltd (UK))
  • 3 cooperatives (Coöperatieve WeSpark Zaanstreek (NL), Stadsgarage (NL), Coöperatie Kennemer Energie (NL)).

Latest Project News

Next EMPOWER2.0 project meeting in Southend-On-Sea (UK) on 31/3/2020 - 1/4/2020

21 January 2020

The next project meeting will take place in Southend-On-Sea (UK), on 31 March and 1 April. Stay tuned for more details!

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Press release: Official launch PV-roof of Haarlem (NL) pilot, 14-01-2020

21 January 2020

Press release

On Tuesday 14 January, the official opening took place of the Haarlem (NL) pilot, the PV installation on the sports hall of omnispo…

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Kennemer meets Zaanstad (NL), 14-11-2019

21 January 2020

On 14-11-2019, the event was hosted by EMPOWER2.0 project partners Zaanstad, Stadsgarage and Kennemer Energie.  The goal …

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EMPOWER2.0 at nationalt Klimafolkemøde i Middelfart (DK) 26-28/08/2019

21 January 2020

From 26 to 28 August 2019, the nationalt Klimafolkemøde (National People's Climate Meeting) took place at Middelfart (DK).  

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EMPOWER 2.0 @ Klimaatfestival Zwevegem, 4-6 October 2019

08 October 2019

During the weekend of Octobre 4th, 5th and 6th, a  took place at …

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