EMPOWER 2.0 is the abbreviation of Empowering the citizens - Towards European Energy Market 2.0 (Enabling More People’s OWnership in Energy tRansition).
EMPOWER2.0 is an EU Interreg North Sea Region funded project with 14 partners in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and the United Kingdom. The purpose of EMPOWER2.0 is to increase (transnational knowledge about) local ownership of energy generation through testing developed solutions and toolboxes in a living lab situation.
Citizens are facilitated to:
- create local energy communities via existing civil society structures.
- develop new, for example organisational solutions.
- adopt new, emerging and existing solutions for energy ownership.
This will lead to an increase of energy awareness and renewable energy production, and hence reduce the environmental footprint in the North Sea Region.