• Transfer of RES-utilization technologies
  • Evaluation of the economic, environmental, social, and policy aspects
  • Financing sources and schemes
  • Technical complications related to the integration of RES installations to the grid
  • Legislation and regulations
  • RES deployment strategies and research priorities
  • Training, promotion and dissemination


Guiding European policy toward a low-carbon economy. Modelling energy system development under environmental and socioeconomic constraints (MEDEAS)


MEDEAS project aims to help policy makers and stakeholders to rank priorities in the promotion of renewable energy technologies in order to achieve a social and economic low carbon transitio ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Horizon 2020
  • Timeframe:
    1 January 2016 - 31 December 2019
  • Budget:
  • Contractors:
    CSIC, Spain (Coordinator); INSTM, Italy; CRES, Greece; CIRCE, Spain; Masaryk University, Czech Republic; University of Valladolid, Spain; Anglia Ruskin University, UK; BSERC, Bulgaria; IIASA, Austria; Hnuti Duha, Czech Republic; AEA, Austria; Blue4You, Belgium
   


RES Heating and Cooling - Strategic Actions Development (RES H/C SPREAD)


The potential of renewable energies for heating and cooling is still largely unexploited in the EU and plays a crucial role in the transition to an efficient and decarbonised energy system and in ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    1 March 2014 - 31 October 2016
  • Budget:
    1.2 million EUR
  • Contractors:
    ISIS (IT) - Coordinator; CTI (IT), CRES (GR), EREN (ES), BSERC (BG), EKODOMA (LV), AEA (AT), ARM (BG), ANKO (GR), RPR (LV), ARPA ER (IT)
   


Measure and Share Data with Utilities for the Covenant of Mayors (Meshartility)


MESHARTILITY had two main objectives:

  • To explore challenges and barriers relevant to data issues related to the development of SEAPs by local authorities (LAs);
  • To propose ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    18 April 2012 - 17 April 2015
  • Budget:
    2 300 367 EUR
  • Contractors:
    Euro Vertice, Spain (Coordinator); ENEL Distribution, Italy; ICLEI European Secretariat GmbH, Germany; Energiaextremadura, Spain; KSSENA, Slovenia; EKODOMA, Latvia; Polish Network Energie Cites, Poland; Energy Agency of Bucharest, Romania; Tartu Regional Energy Agency, Estonia; Stratagem Ltd., Cyprus; Cyprus Energy Agency, Cyprus; DOOR, Croatia; Local Councils' Association, Malta; Associazione Borghi Autentici d'Italia, Italy; Sogesca Ltd., Italy; BSERC, Bulgaria; DUNEA, Croatia
   


Promoting Sustainable Energy Utilization of Biomass in the Cross Border Region (ProBioCBR)


The overall project objective was to increase the cohesion and integration in the Bulgaria-Serbia cross-border region by promoting sustainable use of locally available forest and agricultu ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    Bulgaria-Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme
  • Timeframe:
    22 January 2013 - 21 January 2014
  • Budget:
    118 107 EUR
  • Contractors:
    BSERC, Bulgaria (Lead partner); University of Nis, Serbia
   


Rural Web Energy Learning Network for Action (eReNet)


The EU 2020 sustainable development vision provides an opportunity to tackle the current financial and economic crisis through maintaining local jobs and wealth. The regional authorities demonstra ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    1 July 2011 - 31 December 2013
  • Budget:
    970 892 EUR
  • Contractors:
    National Technical University of Athens, Greece (Coordinator); Energy Agency Upper Styria, Austria; North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia; BSERC, Bulgaria; IrRADIARE Ltd., Portugal; Municipality of Amyntaio, Greece; Town of Neumarkt, Germany; Asenovgrad Municipality, Bulgaria; Municipality of Judenburg, Austria; Serta City Council, Portugal
   


Impact Assessment of New Technologies to Foster RES-Electricity Integration into the European Transmission System (GridTECH)


The major objective of GridTech was to conduct a fully integrated impact assessment of the implementation of new technologies (RES-E generation, bulk storage, transmission network technologies) in ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    April 2012 - March 2015
  • Budget:
    1 958 528 EUR
  • Contractors:
    Vienna Technical University (EEG), Austria (Coordinator); RSE SPA, Italy; Comillas, Spain; WIP, Germany; EnBW, Germany; EirGrid, Ireland; Organic Power Limited, Ireland; BSERC, Bulgaria; ESO, Bulgaria; JRC, Belgium; EUREC, Belgium; TenneT, Netherlands; Terna, Italy; Verbund, Austria
   


Collaborative Actions for Triggering Investments in Sustainable Energy Actions Using Structural and Cohesion Funds (SF-Energy Invest)


SF-Energy Invest project aimed at the increasing of the share of Structural and Cohesion Funds (SCF) money that is spent on sustainable energy within the final phase of the programming period 2007 ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    30 June 2010 - 31 December 2012
  • Budget:
    1 141 195 EUR
  • Contractors:
    NL Agency, The Netherlands (Coordinator); WIP Renewable Energies, Germany; Berliner Energie-agentur GmbH, Germany; Austrian Energy Agency, Austria; Enviros, Czech Republic; CECODHAS, Belgium; BSERC, Bulgaria; ADENE, Portugal; Archimedes Foundation, Estonia; European Renewable Energy Council, Belgium
   


Development of Regulatory Strategies for Balanced Growth of the Utilization of the Potential for Generation of Electricity from RES in Bulgaria


The goal of the project was to accelerate and make more sustainable RES-e utilization in Bulgaria, through identification of an appropriate regulatory policy. The particular objectives were to dev ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    Environment Facility/Small Grant Programme RAF contribution
  • Timeframe:
    2009 - 1 August 2011
  • Budget:
  • Contractors:
    Black Sea Energy Research Centre, ARES, BSREC (Bulgaria)
   


Deriving a Future European Policy for Renewable Electricity (FUTURES-e)


The project’s primary objective was to involve interested parties throughout the EU in the debate on how to optimise the use of renewable electricity, with a view to establishing a long-term ...

Overview

  • Funding:
    European Commission, Intelligent Energy Europe
  • Timeframe:
    December 2006 - November 2008
  • Budget:
  • Contractors:
    EEG, Vienna University of Technology, Austria (leader); Energy Restructuring Agency (APE), Slovenia; Ambiente Italia-Research Institute, Italy; EC BREC/CLN, Poland; Ecofys, UK; EGL, Austria; Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Germany; Lithuanian Energy Institute (LEI), Lithuania; Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark BSERC, Bulgaria – sub-contractor