On November 9 and 10, 2022, the implementation of the three-year DE-RISK project under the HORIZON EUROPE program began in Ankara, Turkey. 11 partners from 7 countries gathered at the meeting, the project coordinator is WEglobal Danismanlik A.S. from Turkey.
As a project partner, SEA SOFENA is responsible for one of the work packages: “Regulatory, political and financial analysis of the current state of the flexible services market” and has a specific task – to develop an “Analysis of the regulatory impact on the flexible services market” in 10 countries of the European Union.
The DE-RISK project aims to promote the implementation of RES systems by promoting local flexibility markets, which will allow safe and reliable integration of RES into the electricity grid.
In order to maximize the impact of the project, innovative business models will be developed, ensuring multiple benefits, equity and sustainability for all participants, and financial schemes will be validated to democratize access to sustainable investments. Finally, a group of experts will develop regulatory recommendations to support a fair, clear and transparent adoption of local flexibility markets.
SOFENA` s team continues working for the development of Energy Communities in Bulgaria.
Regarding this, a new project under the “Life” program was started at the beginning of November 2022, with partners from seven countries, including Spain, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Bulgaria.
On 07.11. and 08.11.2022 the kick-off meeting of “BECKON” project took place in the city of Madrid, Spain. Organizers of the event were representatives of the leading partner “R2M Solution”.
The main goal of the project is to stimulate the establishment of Energy Communities in municipalities, by providing technical assistance and integrated services, preparing guidelines, and building capacity among local authorities.
The main ideas of the project were discussed at the meeting, with each of the work package leaders describing in detail the upcoming activities.
Thanks to the partnership of SOFENA, the Sofia Municipality will become an example for other Bulgarian municipalities, as it is planned to build on its territory: a Technical Assistance Office, an online platform for serving citizens (so-called “one-stop-shop” service ) and to train and build administrative capacity to support the process of creating local energy communities.