Many European communities have developed interesting activities to promote energy efficiency and renewable sources. However, although these activities can be considered as best practices, many of them remain isolated cases and haven’t been integrated in local energy plans.

This project aims to look at these practices and to develop and implement a Sustainable Energy Community strategy for the partner communities, by transforming best practices into “standardized” actions that gather a larger support by several stakeholders.

The combination of all the strategic plans with concrete examples of implementation from the partner cities will create the basis for the creation of a Sustainable Energy Communities Blueprint. Emphasis will be given on integration between adequate energy policies, innovative financing mechanisms and communications programs.

Amongst partner cities is Valby, Copenhagen, where already a number of solar energy projects have been implemented.