The main aim of PowerPoor is to support programmes/ schemes for energy poor citizens and encourage the use of alternative financing schemes (e.g. establishing energy communities / cooperatives, crowd funding). PowerPoor will facilitate experience and knowledge sharing, as well as the implementation of small-scale energy efficiency interventions and the installation of renewable energy sources, increasing the active participation of citizens.
Pilot energy poor support programmes/schemes will be designed, developed, and implemented in eight countries across Europe led by a network of certified Energy Supporters and Energy Communities Mentors with the support of Stakeholder Liaison Groups.
Energy Supporters will engage citizens suffering from energy poverty, provide advice and enable them to plan, secure funding and implement energy efficiency interventions.
Energy Communities Mentors will provide support and expertise in all key areas associated with the operation and/or creation of an energy community/cooperative, comprised of citizens alleviating energy poverty.
The National Stakeholder Liasion Groups will facilitate the engagement of and will provide support to citizens suffering from energy poverty, reinfforcing the network of Energy Supporters and Energy Communities Mentors working on the field as well as facilitate the sustainability of the toolkit and the action.
Based on the experience gained and the lessons learnt from implementing PowerPoor, EU policy recommendations and 8 National Roadmaps will be elaborated, so that policy makers at all governance levels can gain insights based on the project results.