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    1. 1. Intelligent Energy - Europe Patrick Lambert, Director, EACI European Seminar “Energy Co-operatives in Europe” Brussels, 30 April 2009 The power to innovate
    2. 2. Who are we? http://ec.europa.eu/eaci
    3. 3. What do we do?
    4. 4. What do we do? Commission - Policy - Work Programmes - Evaluation Calls for proposals Competitive bidding Evaluation, selection Contract negotiation Launching the project Follow-up, monitoring, supervision Data gathering, project database Feedback to the Commission Implementation Policy-making
    5. 5. Our added value <ul><li>Better project management and simplified procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced results and greater programme impact </li></ul><ul><li>Improved communications </li></ul><ul><li>Synergies between programmes </li></ul>
    6. 6. What is at stake? <ul><li>Climate change The future has to be low-carbon </li></ul><ul><li>Security of supply Energy supply must be secure and affordable </li></ul><ul><li>Financial crisis A relaunch of the economy is needed </li></ul>
    7. 7. European energy policy responses 20-20-20 energy objectives Climate and energy package Second Strategic Energy Review
    8. 8. EU funding for intelligent energy
    9. 9. 7th Research Framework Programme (2007-13) <ul><li>Power , heat and fuel production from renewables </li></ul><ul><li>Smart energy networks </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency and savings </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge for energy policy making </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogen and fuel cells </li></ul><ul><li>Clean Coal and CO2 capture and storage </li></ul>€ 2.4 billion for research on: http://ec.europa.eu/research/energy
    10. 10. European Cohesion Policy <ul><li>Funding for energy projects that help protect the climate </li></ul><ul><li>Cohesion fund programming in many Member States includes greenhouse gas indicators (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom) </li></ul>http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy € 9 billion for renewables and energy efficiency
    11. 11. Which programme for which purpose?
    12. 12. Today’s focus <ul><li>Why this programme? </li></ul><ul><li>What is in it for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Applying for funding in 2009 </li></ul>
    13. 13. A programme to help convert policy into action Real changes on the ground EU energy efficiency and renewables objectives € 730 million from 2007-13 <ul><li>Creating and spreading effective methods and best practice </li></ul><ul><li>Training and education </li></ul><ul><li>Know-how transfer </li></ul><ul><li>Market intelligence </li></ul><ul><li>Inform policy development and implementation </li></ul>
    14. 14. Intelligent Energy – Europe in figures <ul><li>Budgets: 2003-06: € 250 million 2007-13: € 730 million </li></ul><ul><li>Maximum funding rate: 2003-06: 50% since 2007: 75% </li></ul><ul><li>Projects supported to date: 400+ projects 60 local/regional energy agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Number of beneficiaries: > 3,000 </li></ul>
    15. 15. ESAM <ul><li>Target group: Social Housing Operators </li></ul><ul><li>New methods and information systems for energy diagnoses, certification and renovation strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Testing on selected pilot sites in 6 countries involving 20,000 apartments </li></ul><ul><li>Management method already applied to a 66,000 apartment portfolio in Germany </li></ul>Energy Strategic Asset Management – A high return on investment
    16. 16. AGRIFORENERGY I+II <ul><li>Connecting demand & supply in bio-heating, pure vegetable oils, and biogas/bio-methane </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching out: 3000+ potential suppliers & end-users involved, 85 workshops, 75 study tours, 160 meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Driving markets: 50 new wood energy plants, 13 vegetable oil plants, 11 biogas plants, bio-methane for 1500 vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Building skills : 25 bioenergy contact points trained </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting the environment: 30.000t of CO 2 savings per year </li></ul>Energy supply and services – a new perspective for farmers and foresters
    17. 17. Eurem.net <ul><li>200 energy trainees, e-learning platform, EU certificate… </li></ul><ul><li>During the project: trainees identified and realised projects saving 80.000 MWh and € 4 million per year </li></ul><ul><li>After the project: Additional projects (saving 300.000 MWh) and 200 new trainees (saving 600.000 MWh) each year </li></ul>www.energymanager.eu It works in Germany - and it can work in other countries too
    18. 18. The 2009 call for proposals Publication date: 31 March 2009 Deadline for applying: 25 June 2009
    19. 19. How will this year’s budget be spent? <ul><li>€ 65 million to support “ promotion and dissemination projects ” (up to 75% of the eligible project costs) </li></ul><ul><li>€ 15 million to support “market replication projects” via the European Investment Bank </li></ul><ul><li>€ 9 million to purchase services (tenders) </li></ul>
    20. 20. Getting your project supported: How does it work? <ul><li>In response to the annual call, you can propose a project and apply for funding </li></ul><ul><li>The EACI evaluates all proposals with the help of independent experts </li></ul><ul><li>The best proposals are selected and invited to prepare and sign a grant agreement </li></ul><ul><li>The project team carries out the project according to the agreed work plan </li></ul><ul><li>The EACI monitors and supports the project, and helps spread its results </li></ul>
    21. 21. Who can apply for funding? <ul><li>Any public or private organisation established in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Croatia (check IEE website) </li></ul><ul><li>International organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals cannot apply </li></ul>
    22. 22. Funding areas 2009 Energy efficiency Renewable energy sources Mobility <ul><li>Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Heating + cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Biofuels </li></ul><ul><li>Small-scale in buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Energy-efficient products </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative fuels and clean vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Energy-efficient transport </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building in agencies </li></ul>
    23. 23. Funding areas 2009 Local leadership Special initiatives <ul><li>European networking for local action </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable energy communities </li></ul><ul><li>Bio-business </li></ul><ul><li>Energy services </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent energy education </li></ul>
    24. 24. Making a succesful application – the essence in short <ul><li>Strong competition: be ambitious </li></ul><ul><li>Start: start early – a proposal needs time and evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Project objective & target group: well-defined? sufficiently focussed? EU added value? </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators: suitable to monitor success/problems? Value for money? </li></ul><ul><li>Communication tools and channels: sufficient resources and professional skills? Tailor-made for this project? </li></ul><ul><li>Partners: partners fit for purpose? Clear & justified role? Involved from the start of the proposal? </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>Budget: cost-efficient and bottom-up? IEE budget rules respected? </li></ul><ul><li>Co-financing : be transparent and explain your co-financing scheme – don’t leave blank, don’t put the same for all partners… </li></ul><ul><li>Transferability : demonstrate that public money is well invested in your project – show how more users can take up your results! </li></ul><ul><li>! AND: </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to read?: Be clear, no jargon, evaluators have only 2-4 hours to assess </li></ul>
    26. 26. Need more details and help from the EACI? http://ec.europa.eu/intelligentenergy
    27. 27. Need support in your country? <ul><li>Get in touch with your IEE National Contact Point (IEE website  «contact») </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the IEE National Info Days (IEE website  «events») </li></ul>
    28. 28. Towards a clean and secure energy future…