Greece

Beneficiaries: 7

Edessa

 
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A fundamental aspect of the Municipality of Edessa's investment strategy revolves around enhancing energy efficiency and fostering the adoption of renewable energy sources (RES) within its building infrastructure. The investment plan is centered on upgrading energy systems in various municipal buildings, including offices and schools, alongside private business offices and residential buildings constructed prior to 2000. The initiative entails the installation of photovoltaic systems on rooftops across these buildings, with a collective installed capacity of 3 MW. This capacity is anticipated to generate approximately 4.5 GWh of electricity annually, primarily for self-consumption facilitated through the net metering scheme. Another pivotal aspect of the investment plan is the transition from conventional vehicles to electric ones. This transition encompasses replacing existing municipal vehicles with 10 light and 10 heavy electric vehicles, alongside facilitating the adoption of electric passenger vehicles. To support electric mobility, the plan emphasizes the promotion of energy communities.

 

Municipality of Thermi

 
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The Municipality of Thermi aims to promote cost-effective technologies for building renovation and sustainable mobility. This involves mobilizing investments for 48 public buildings, 150 business offices, and 2,000 residential buildings constructed before 2000. Interventions include shell insulation, heat pump installation for heating and cooling, energy-efficient lighting systems, and roof photovoltaic installations for renewable energy production. Additionally, investments will be made to install electric chargers (50 units) to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles (20 light and 20 heavy municipal EVs, and 1,000 passenger EVs). The planned investments aim to be economically and socially profitable, ensuring that climate objectives are met in terms of cost-benefit. The investment plan is also expected to contribute significantly to other goals outlined in the National Energy and Climate Plan, such as tackling energy poverty, promoting electromobility, encouraging self-consumption, and fostering an active role for final energy consumers.

 

Vrilissia (Grouping)

 
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The Municipality of Vrilissia, in alignment with its ambitious energy and climate targets, is advancing towards decarbonisation through a comprehensive strategy that integrates fuel cell and hydrogen technologies with renewable energy solutions. Collaborating with three other municipalities—Agioi Anargyros-Kamatero, Haidari, and Alimos—Vrilissia aims to develop replicable projects for the municipal and private sector transport systems. Central to this strategy are the establishment of municipal hydrogen refuelling stations with adequate storage capacity and the deployment of renewable energy sources, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems utilizing net metering, for hydrogen production. Additionally, plans include the introduction of a municipal fleet comprising hydrogen vehicles and the integration of hydrogen-powered solutions into the local train network. To facilitate these initiatives, the grant will be utilized to partially fund various activities, including the analysis of technical specifications for vehicles and their subsequent procurement, studies to ensure compliance with legal requirements, feasibility assessments, and the development of a comprehensive business plan.

 

Xylokastro-Evrostini

 
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The investment concept focuses on the energy upgrade of buildings and public lighting, the installation of building-scale renewables as well as the electrification of the municipal fleet.
The following interventions will be considered. In buildings, there will be thermal insulation of the envelope of the buildings (walls, roof, windows) and the energy upgrade of HVAC systems and lighting systems. Overall, there will be the installation of building-integrated renewables to meet the remaining energy demand with non-fossil fuel energy. They also plan the electrification of the municipal fleet; an upgrade of public lighting from conventional lamps to LEDs and the development of local "Green" Recycle Corners in each district across the entire municipal geographical boundaries.