Research of Energy Efficiency Results in Rural Areas
TOPIC: Socio-economic research conceptualising and modelling energy efficiency and energy demand
Deadline for call: 04 Sep 2018
Category: Green Entrepreneurship, Energy Efficiency
Target beneficiaries: Green entrepreneurs, Unemployed workers, Energy inspectors/researchers, Local Communities.
Access to sustainable and affordable energy services is a crucial factor in reducing poverty in underdeveloped areas. In particular, small-scale and community-based renewable energy projects are recognized as important forms of development assistance for reaching the energy in local communities. However, to date only a few empirical evaluations exist which analyze and compare the impact of these projects on local living conditions and their sustainable ex-post implementation.
A desk research on a local sustainable energy plan that will simultaneously address different parameters relating to the local economy, growth and employment opportunities will be conducted. The desk research will also examine the local communities’ energy efficiency especially in rural disadvantaged areas.
This WP will be a part of a proposal that has been already implemented energy efficiency in rural/local disadvantaged areas and in this particular WP a research will take place in order to examine the results of energy efficiency in the areas.
Implementation of case studies will be carried out by means of a strict interaction with relevant stakeholders, in order to ensure appropriate understanding of the problem and appropriate design of solutions after being examined in this WP.
Output: Report & Databases
The research should measure the following objectives in order to prove whether the implemented energy efficient plan was successful and what quantitative results had.
Energy efficiency improvement in public and private buildings
Promotion of renewable energy sources
Report & Database. Results of the Energy Efficiency plan implemented in selected rural/disadvantaged areas.
Report on costs of solutions, initial findings and work in progress.
Report. Assessment of costs and benefits of energy efficiency solutions suggested and modelled.
Report. Standardization and integration of assessment methods focused on energy efficiency.