The energy transition and GPP in times of the National resilience and recovery plan and energy communities
This Stakeholder Café - organised in the context of the H2020 XPRESS project - will seek to understand from stakeholders, public authorities, SMEs, financial institutions, and others, how to promote innovation and SME involvement for renewable energy projects in public procurement.
Special attention will be paid to the vital role of energy communities as a model of organisation for a bottom-up energy transformation with an important role for local authorities.
GPP - Green Public Procurement or Green Purchasing - is a strategic tool that can support the objectives of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan and promises to give a boost to energy communities. Among the investments, the NRP identifies, for example, public administrations, households, and micro-enterprises in municipalities with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants as possible subjects for financing.
Are we facing a step change with public administrations at the centre as a driving force for the diffusion of innovative renewables through green public procurement?
What role could energy communities play as an aggregation process at local level to generate, consume and manage energy in an innovative way?
What is the role of public authorities as promoters and facilitators?
We will hear from experts and activists about current processes and their evaluation and then discuss what the situation looks like for actors as potential beneficiaries of European and national policy.
Registrations are closed.