Spain

Beneficiaries: 12

Alcorcón

 
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The Alcorcón City Council is actively promoting municipal strategies to facilitate a sustainable energy transition, aiming for a more efficient, healthy, and self-sufficient city. The planned measures primarily focus on enhancing energy efficiency, integrating renewable energies, and promoting sustainable mobility. To ensure widespread awareness and community involvement, various actions are being implemented, including information sessions, subsidies for the adoption of photovoltaic energy in industries, businesses, and residential properties, establishment of an energy community providing municipal spaces for photovoltaic installations, and development of a comprehensive map detailing the solar potential across the municipality.

 

Consell Comarcal Osona (public entity)

 
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The project has achieved significant outcomes across various areas. In thermal consumption, there has been a reduction in non-renewable consumption and the implementation of biomass heat networks for municipal buildings. Additionally, the Home Energy Rehabilitation Office has been established. Regarding electrical consumption, there has been a reduction achieved through local generation, primarily photovoltaic, and energy savings. Photovoltaic self-consumption systems have been installed on public buildings, along with efficiency measures in public lighting. In mobility, infrastructure for charging stations has been deployed, and electrical carsharing programs have been established between citizens and the public administration. Energy communities have been formed, including citizen energy cooperatives and a regional cooperative. Energy communities have also been established in industrial areas, supported by the development of a guide for their operation.

 

Consell Comarcal del Moianès (Grouping)

 
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The initial objective was to promote the energy transition in the Moianès region through more than 30 projects distributed across 15 local energy communities, with 10 targeting the residential sector and 5 focusing on the industrial sector. Additionally, plans included operating in an area of ​​15 hectares of vineyards in combination with photovoltaics. However, the final selection consisted of 2 local energy communities (1 residential and 1 industrial) and 2 vineyards combined with agrivoltaics, covering a total area of ​​1.5 hectares (0.9 + 0.6). While initially planned for all 10 municipalities, the project has been scaled down to focus on 3 of them. The main beneficiaries of these projects are citizens and local companies, with key benefits including enhanced energy efficiency, increased renewable energy generation, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and improved rural employment opportunities.

 

Lleida

 
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This Investment plan outlines a strategy to significantly improve the energy efficiency of housing in the municipality of Lleida and increase local green electricity generation by engaging neighborhood communities as the foundation of local energy communities. Additionally, the plan includes initiatives for energy rehabilitation of municipal buildings and the installation of community charging points to promote the electrification of the city's private vehicle fleet. The overarching goal is to establish a decarbonized, decentralized, and equitable local energy system in Lleida. A central component of the plan is the establishment of a comprehensive local One-Stop-Shop, which will play a pivotal role in providing intensive support to neighborhood communities of varying profiles and degrees of vulnerability to facilitate energy refurbishment of inefficient buildings, improve heating systems, promote electric vehicle charging points, and implement energy-saving measures. The One-Stop-Shop will also offer tailored assistance to local energy communities for the development of participative neighborhood projects and oversee the large-scale deployment of photovoltaic local energy production.

 

Logroño, La Rioja

 
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The investment project in Logroño focuses on establishing the city's first energy community among 4 public buildings and installing photovoltaic power plants in publicly-owned car parks. The primary objectives include local solar energy production, forming an inclusive energy community involving public and private sector members and citizens, and offsetting emissions from the city's electricity grid. The project's main beneficiaries are the city council, energy community members, and Logroño citizens. The council stands to reduce dependency on carbon-intensive energy sources, engage the community in the energy transition, and serve as a model for replicating similar energy communities.

 

Malaga

 
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The investment project aims to conduct a feasibility study for developing five photovoltaic solar parks in Malaga, sponsored by the City Council. The objective is to generate energy from renewable sources, decrease CO2 emissions, and lower energy supply costs, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals. The primary beneficiaries will be citizens and the City Council, benefiting from self-consumption of electricity generation, either directly or through a virtual Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

 

Montilla

 
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Based on a comprehensive study of energy efficiency potential and renewable energies, along with an assessment of the potential of an energy retailer company, the investment projects in Montilla encompass various areas. Firstly, there will be a comprehensive assessment of energy efficiency in twelve public buildings. Additionally, plans include the renovation of approximately 100 residential units over a five-year period, targeting older homes with inadequate insulation to enhance living standards for local inhabitants. Moreover, the installation of photovoltaic systems on the rooftops of twenty-two public buildings is envisioned, with the intent of benefiting both the City Hall of Montilla and fostering collaboration with local communities, including citizens and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Furthermore, efforts will focus on implementing photovoltaic installations on twenty-three non-public buildings. In line with sustainable transportation goals, the establishment of fifteen electric vehicle charging points, each with a capacity of 2 x 7.4 kW, is planned to serve the residents of Montilla and support the city's transition to eco-friendly transportation solutions.

 

Olot (Girona)

 
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The primary investment involves establishing a one-stop shop to promote energy-efficient (EE) retrofitting and the increased use of renewable energy systems (RES) in private homes across five municipalities. These offices will cater to a total population of 122,867 people and 53,314 homes. After validating feasibility through these initial pilots, the plan is to progressively expand the one-stop model countywide (phase 2) and subsequently throughout the Province of Girona (phase 3). The majority of the targeted houses, more than 70%, pre-date insulation regulations (pre-2006), lacking efficient energy systems and renewable energy installations, resulting in low energy ratings (E, F, or G). The objective is to attain a minimum rating of "D" or, if the initial certification is already "D" or better, to achieve at least a one-letter improvement. Additionally, over half of the retrofit budget must be allocated to EE or RES initiatives. The market uptake goal is to quintuple the rate of energy-efficient renovations, directly benefiting residents with more affordable, environmentally friendly, and comfortable housing.

 

Pamplona

 
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The investment concept in Pamplona aims to establish energy-positive districts through collaboration between the Pamplona City Council, private investors, financial entities, and citizens. The council will promote the production of renewable electricity and thermal energy, sustainable mobility initiatives, and housing renovation for energy efficiency. Energy Information Offices in each neighborhood will serve as one-stop-shops to address citizen needs and facilitate project implementation. Various financial models have been developed for each action, but a thorough analysis of financial and economic indicators at the project level is necessary due to differences in concepts and viability. Despite varying technical, operational, and economic aspects, efforts have been made to present coherent documentation for justification purposes.

 

Rivas Maciamadrid

 
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La inversión planificada comprende diversas fases necesarias para establecer la Comunidad Energética Global en Rivas. Este proyecto implicará una inversión gradual en el tiempo en infraestructura fotovoltaica y de almacenamiento, así como la creación de una comercializadora pública y la implementación de sistemas de gestión energética.

 

Rubí

 
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The REFER project, a collaborative effort between public and private entities, seeks to address the technical, economic, and social challenges associated with comprehensive energy rehabilitation projects. The primary objective of this investment is to ensure the viability of this model by providing grants that guarantee savings, thereby incentivizing rehabilitation efforts not only in Rubí but also in other areas facing the urgent challenges posed by the climate emergency.