EU project NEON has officially launched
This month, the EU project NEON has officially launched in Madrid, Spain.
Eurice has joined the consortium of 13 international partners, coordinated by ENGIE, in the endeavour to provide coordination and support activities for the advancement of the technical and business ecosystem for integrated energy services to the benefit of European communities. This promises energy savings, CO₂ reductions as well as economic and social benefits, while valorising the energy efficiency and flexibility for consumers.
To this end, NEON will strengthen the energy efficiency at different sites, renewable energy generation and storage, and demand flexibility. For such energy services to be realised, NEON will engage grid stakeholders, service providers and final consumers to establish, in a co-creation process, the cross-sectoral arrangements and underlying service concepts.
The concept of Citizen Energy Communities (CECs) will be leveraged to set the legal and business foundations for a faster uptake of the proposed services, and to facilitate European communities, both residential and non-residential, in becoming energy-efficient. Four CECs in France, Spain and Italy will serve as early adopters. Preselected to provide an adequate testbed for identification and to showcase of NEON service concepts and business models, they will be closely monitored by four consortium partners.
With a total budget of EUR 2 Million, funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action programme, NEON will reinforce the European efforts regarding energy efficiency services already available on the market. There is still vast untapped potential in sectors and with actors not yet engaged in services triggering energy, CO₂ and cost savings. The Eurice team contributes to the successful implementation through its long-standing expertise and competences in project management for the project duration of 2,5 years.