Electricity Price Review

Measure
The Minister of Energy and Resources commissioned an independent panel of experts to lead the review. Panel members were appointed by the Minister in April 2018. The review was completed in two phases. The first phase focused on determining facts and building evidence of problems in the sector. The second phase focused on developing possible improvements to those problems.





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Architecture for Climate – (ARCAS)

European project
New Evaluation Method for Homes of Social, Sustainable and Energy Efficient Interest in the Sudoe Territory. The tool was be tested for assessment of energy poverty, air quality and energy efficiency in social housing located in Spain (Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country), France (La Rochelle) and Portugal (Braga).





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EnePoMAP: Mapping and providing cost effective solutions for tackling energy poverty

European project
This project aimed at developing a GIS-based methodology, using information available in different public databases for detecting areas at risk of energy poverty, and identifying potential solutions for reducing it.





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RETE ASSIST

National project
RETE ASSIST is an Italian network of operators and stakeholders working on energy poverty. It was created to consolidate, strengthen and carry on the work started within the European ASSIST project. It proposes a multi-level approach in line with the need for a holistic solution to deal with complex and multidimensional problems that embrace aspects ranging from social to technical. It addresses both operators (physical persons) and public and private actors (legal persons) working on the ground to tackle energy poverty. The underpinning concept of RETE ASSIST is to empower all actors and facilitate the flow of information between them.





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TORREBLANCA ILUMINA - Energy and educational community in a vulnerable area

National project
In the POWERTY pilot, a collective photovoltaic installation was carried out on the roof of public schools to share most of the energy generated with families in a situation of energy poverty in the neighborhood. All this accompanied by legal, social and technical assistance.





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Wilmcote House EnerPHiT

National project
The Wilmcote House EnerPHiT project was a renovation project in which an old residential building was retrofitted and its lifespan was increased by 40 years after the city council had decided against taking the building down. Comprehensive retrofit of the entire building using Passivhaus technology for all measures including insulation, improvements in airtightness, roof replacement, installation of triple glazed windows, extension of the living areas, more efficient heating and hot water systems, adjustment of the ventilation with heat recovery system.





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WHAM - Warmer Homes, Advice and Money

National project
WHAM offered an innovative model for supporting Bristol and North Somerset’s most vulnerable residents by providing advice on energy, money, benefits and carrying out home repairs. The support offered by the core organisations covered multiple facets, such as advice and monitoring of energy bills, home visits with safety checks or legal and housing advice.





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Valencia Energy Office

National project
The Valencia city council, through the Valencia Climate and Energy foundation, has launched the first Energy Office in the city. The Energy Office aims to operate as a one-stop-shop to assess, inform and give support to the citizens in terms of energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy poverty and energy transition.





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The Solar House

National project
In a multi-story building of 3,700 households located in an underprivileged area of Copenhagen, the tenants decided together to produce electricity from solar PV and water heating from solar thermal. The project is owned by the housing estate, and the tenants contribute financially to the project through additions on top of their monthly rent or mortgage payments.





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STEP-IN

European project
The project aimed to help energy poor homes reduce their energy bills and their environmental impact by better managing their consumption. This was through the method of living labs. Energy advisors met people at "energy cafés" or during home visits and followed their energy situation's evolution over time.





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