SME POWER – SMEs powering a low carbon future
SMEs form the backbone of the economy, however, their potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy use remains untapped. The huge number of SMEs operating across the EU means that a change in their energy behaviour is an essential part of the shift to a low carbon economy. The specific target of SME POWER are non-energy intensive SMEs: a silent majority that does not yet recognise the benefits of committing to this shift.
SME POWER will work on 3 main drivers for change:
– improvement of energy conditions in SMEs’ buildings and processes
– development of more energy efficient products
– investment in capacity building for workers.
Thanks to good practice exchange at interregional level, SME POWER will develop Action Plans to improve 5 ERDF and 1 national policy instruments.
SME POWER will help to achieve reduced emissions and increased use of renewables in non-energy intensive SMEs. SME POWER places itself at the centre of a shift from support to low carbon public sector towards the private sector.
SME POWER groups 7 policy partners, improving 5 ERDF and 1 national policy instruments and it welcomes 1 Advisory Partner.
Thanks to the design and implementation of an Action Plan for policy improvement, SME POWER achieves reduced emissions and increased use of renewables in non-energy intensive SMEs. SME POWER places itself at the centre of a shift from support to low carbon public sector towards the private sector. If supported by effective policies, as encouraged by SME POWER, SMEs can become a driver to reaching the ambitious EU 2030 energy targets.
|Project duration: 48 months (1.8.2019 – 31.7.2023)
Project budget: 1.519.868,00 EUR (ERDF: 1.275.676,80 EUR)
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