The SocialWatt project “Connecting obligated parties to adopt innovative schemes towards energy poverty alleviation” (www.socialwatt.eu) was launched on 26-27 September 2019 in Athens, Greece, where the kick-off meeting took place. SocialWatt aims to enable obligated parties under Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive across Europe to develop, adopt, test and spread innovative schemes to alleviate energy poverty. The appropriate tools developed within the framework of SocialWatt aim to help utilities and energy suppliers effectively identify energy poor households, as well as develop and monitor schemes that focus on increasing the energy efficiency of these houses.
The SocialWatt project is coordinated by Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) – Greece and consists of 14 consortium members from eleven countries: ICCS – Greece, IEECP – the Netherlands, EDF – France, NATURGY – Spain, ESB – Ireland, PPC – Greece, CEZ – Romania, HEP ESCO – Croatia, FORTUM – Latvia and EVISO – Italy, RAP – Belgium, E7 – Austria and ISPE – Romania, CARITAS Austria.
The SocialWatt project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 845905.