The main goal of the EXCITE project is to implement the well-established energy management scheme of the European Energy Award – eea in Central and Eastern European municipalities, enabling them to become trusted partners to the investors and engaging local communities for deliberate climate action. This will help to attract new innovative businesses to involved cities and municipalities and will intensify the local economics and supporting them to increase the living standards of local communities, proactively contributing to the energy transition. Through applying the eea methodology the project will enhance the implementation od energy efficiency measures at local level through securing the necessary technical, economic and social conditions for attracting of private investors, promoting public entrepreneurship and successful leveraging of the scarce public resources. 

Basic data about the project:

Programme: Horizon 2020

Project acronym: EXCITE

Project full name: Award Excellence, Invest in Trust: Tailored Energy Management Services for East European Local Authorities

Project start: 01.09.2020

Project duration: 36 months

Project budget: 1.390.830,00 € (KSSENA budget: 163.125,00 €)

Lead partner: Center for energy efficiency – ENEFEKT, Bulgarija

Partership: 9 partners from 8 european countries

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This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 892034.