EMPOWER 2.0 project approved

11/12/2018 - The Interreg North Sea Region Programme Steering Committee has approved 12 new projects that address core challenges and opportunities in the North Sea Region, among which EMPOWER 2.0!

On 11 December, the Steering Committee approved 12 projects amongst the 15 full applications that were submitted in Call 7. This call thus saw an approval rate of 80%.  One of the projects is EMPOWER 2.0.  

Pending formal decision letters from the Joint Secretariat, the projects can now start preparing for their implementation.

Four new cooperative solar roofs with sustainable power for the neighbourhood in Haarlem (Netherlands)

18 January 2021

Over the past year, various energy cooperatives from Haarlem worked hard to establish new cooperative solar roofs. Currently, there are 8 cooperative solar roofs in Haarlem. And in the first quarter o…

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VIDEO: In 6 steps to a solar panel collective

08 January 2021

With the Empower 2.0 project, Stichting Stadsgarage focuses on collective solar power installations, but as a 'citizen', how do you set up such a solar collective? This video explains the 6 steps for…

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VIDEO: International attention - Denmark’s newest and smallest citizen run district heating system

17 December 2020

The pilot in the EMPOWER project, the village of Føns, is receiving international attention.

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Føns Nærvarme takes new steps towards even greener energy

17 December 2020

Føns Nærvarme (Føns Local Heating Plant - Denmark's smallest district heating plant) and its 49 consumers can look forward to becoming even greener. The small district heating plant is part of an EU p…

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Empowering citizens in the energy transition through participation in local renewable energy projects

17 December 2020

Solar panels, windmills, district heating: wherever energy will be generated in the near future, half of it will come from installations in the hands of citizens. At least that is the ambition formula…

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Webinar | Energy Community Pilot, transfo zwevegem

09 December 2020

We talked with PhD student Hakim Azaioud of Ghent University, who gave a successful webinar 2 weeks ago to students in Sustainable Energy System Management at the HOWEST University of Applied Sciences…

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Kennemer Kracht puts solar panel installation in Ijmuiden (NL) into operation

09 December 2020

In the week of 20 April, 80 solar panels of the neighborhoud installation on the roof of 'Stormvogels' in Ijmuiden (NL) have been installed.  This is a project of Empower2.0 partner Kennemer Kracht, …

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Empowering Energy Communities in Fons in Denmark

09 December 2020

When citizens start empowering each others.

As a part of the European empower project the Danish living lab & pilot project is getting attention from other citizen groups. This means citize…

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Powering positive change at Danbury Park Community Primary School

09 December 2020

Two community buildings in Essex have seen the installation of solar panels completed in October as part of the Essex Empower pilot. Essex Outdoors Danbury and Danbury Park Community Primary School lo…

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Corona does not slow down sustainable development: online citizen meetings may pave the way!

08 December 2020

Bringing big group of citizens together is not easy these days. The municipality of Middelfart in Denmark however did find a way to involve the citizens on how to change their source of heating from C…

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