Europe wants to lead the transition of clean energy, committing to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% until 2030. Three main objectives are central to the new regulatory framework for Energy in the European Union:
1) Put energy efficiency first.
2) Achieve global leadership in renewable energy.
3) Provide fair treatment for consumers.
A successful clean energy transition requires citizens to take ownership to take advantage of new technologies and to actively participate in the market. Furthermore, this transition should ensure that vulnerable consumers are protected from energy poverty.
The EC wants to help consumers make this transition by helping them with day-to-day operations such as billing and switching providers, which reduce their energy costs.
To do this, public authorities, Member States and social partners require new information, content and training tools on how to tackle energy poverty and empower consumers to adopt a new behavior through applying innovative measures that improve energy efficiency. and cut your bills.
There is a wide range of tools to help consumers: applications and devices to measure energy consumption, change of equipment in the home, understanding of the energy market and energy bills, changing energy provider, incorporating energy efficient electronic devices or small renewable energy generators, etc. All these solutions will lead to a reduction in energy demand, the energy billing, reduction of carbon emissions and energy poverty
The TRECE project addresses this through actively involving citizens and social agents in the design and development of its solutions, as well as by tailoring information to user characteristics, ensuring acceptability, uptake and active participation.
For social agents, NGOs, a local and regional public that has tools to help vulnerable people in situations of energy poverty.
Provide these entities several tools to detect energy poverty cases in the population, such as the analysis of consumption patterns and can help intermediate agents to change the behavior of final energy consumers, helping them to increase the energy efficiency of their homes.
Through training contents addressed to people in this situation, improving the comprehension of their energy consumption and presenting them solutions.
Towards the decision to improve their energy efficiency and to foster the purchase of Renewable Energies via the different energy suppliers.
To REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION and thus CO2 emissions.