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

New Brochure EMPOWER

04 May 2021

The official EMPOWER 2.0 brochure is out. The project aims to demonstrate and accelerate the empowerment of citizens to become active energy citizens…

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International Hackton Challenge EMPOWER big succes

04 May 2021

On Saturday the 1st of May, students from all over the world joined the international hackathon Empower. The challenge? Design solutions fighting ener…

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New collective solar roof in Haarlem

04 May 2021

At the Mendel College in Haarlem, a total of eight hundred solar panels were installed on seven different roofs at the gymnasium and other buildings …

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3rd Partner Meeting EMPOWER2.0

27 April 2021

Last week we had our 3rd EMPOWER2.0 Partner Meeting. Great to see so much enthusiasm around Energy Communities and empowering people in the energy t…

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Solar together Essex: a new campaign for clean energy

15 March 2021

Thousands of Essex residents are coming together to produce clean energy and save on their household bills. So far more than 3,600 households and busi…

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