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LIFE-BECKON Lunch webinar , 13 February 2024, 14:00-15:00 CET

Energy communities are community-driven energy initiatives that contribute to a decentralised, flexible and sustainable energy system. Many energy agencies and public authorities aim to assist the citizen-led energy projects in development and operation, but struggle to provide structured and accessible support mechanisms. So-called ‘Technical Assistance Offices’ (TAO) are instruments that are popping up in several European cities, regions and energy agencies with this specific objective. Here, energy communities in all phases of development can receive professional support and access to a like-minded community. The LIFE-BECKON project focuses on the set-up of TAOs and experiments with different set-ups in its three pilot sites in Bulgaria, Denmark and Spain.

This lunchtime webinar will demonstrate how the LIFE-BECKON project contributes to empowering local and regional authorities and energy agencies in supporting local energy initiatives and communities. It displays how the concept of a TAO comes to life in Sofia’s Energy Agency and what the project-own Cookbook offers to public authorities willing to boost energy communities.


14:00 Welcome Andrea Carosi, Climate Alliance

14:05 What is to gain from participating in the call for replication? Andrea Carosi, Climate Alliance, Q&A

14:20 LIFE-BECKON’s Cookbook for Energy Communities – Offers and how it will support energy agencies and public authorities Asier Larretxea, WeGlobal, Q&A

14:40 The TAO for energy communities in Sofia – An example of how an energy agency empowers public authorities and energy communities Nadya Nikolova, Sofia Energy Agency, Q&A

14:55 Closing Andrea Carosi, Climate Alliance

Registration is open.

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