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Local Energy Communities for the 2 Seas region

Priority Axis

Low Carbon Technologies

Specific objective

Low Carbon Technologies

Lead partner

Intermunicipal Association Leiedal





Project budget

6 803 301

ERDF amount

4 081 980

ERDF rate



    Common challenge

    The role in the energy system of citizens, businesses and all types of energy consumerswill change in short future. Today all EU-member states prepare implementation by 2020 of "Local Energy Communities" (LEC): “an association, a cooperative, a
    partnership, a non-profit organization or other legal entity which is effectively controlled by local shareholders or members, generally value rather than profit-driven, involved in distributed generation and in performing activities of a distribution system operator, supplier or aggregator at local level, including across borders."

    LECs make energy sharing of mid-scale sustainable energy feasible, today it is very difficult.

    New challenges arise: LECs offer the legal and organisational framework fo complex energy arrangements, but the initiation of these new arangements is not secured: businesses, citizens and organisations need to embrace the concept of
    LEC, new organisation models, technical innovations and market services.



    The West Flanders Development Agency (POM West Flanders)

    West Flanders Intermunicipal Association

    Department of Real estate development

    West Sussex County Council

    Ghent University

    Center for development of eco-enterprises

    Pas-de-Calais housing

    Essex County Council

    Community Infrastructure Group CIC