European project NEON
NEON (Next-Generation Integrated Energy Services for Citizen Energy Communities) is a Project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme, involving 13 partners, including the Italian Sustainable Investment Forum. The project started in September 2021, it will have a duration of 30 months.
NEON aims to promote innovative integrated services for the energy communities of citizens, focusing on the energy efficiency of buildings, the production and storage of renewable energy and the flexibility of demand to increase energy savings, reduce CO2 emissions and reduce costs in different economic sectors.
NEON promotes energy efficiency services on the market, through innovative business models that incorporate an advanced measurement and performance verification methodology.
Four energy communities of citizens (Citizen Energy Community – CEC) in Italy, France and Spain have been chosen specifically as early adopters to devise and evaluate the best integrated energy services solutions and innovative business models. These pilot areas will allow a faster application of the proposed services, with the aim of representing examples of efficient energy community at European level, both residential and non-residential.
ItaSIF contribution will focus on the analysis of financial instruments able to support integrated energy services. The project partners are 13 in all, from six countries (Cyprus, France, Italy, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland): ENGIE (coordinator), Albedo Energie, APPA renovables, AXPO, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique, COMET, Forum for Sustainable Finance, FOSS-University of Cyprus, Grid Ability, Instituto para la Diversificacion y Ahorro de la Energia, Institut Mihajlo Pupin, R2M Solutions Spain, TRAZA Territory.
More information about the project is available on the official website.