Engaging communities in the future of energy

Engaging communities in the future of energy

Lightness is a European Union funded project
that contributes to a clean and fair energy transition
by supporting Citizen Energy Communities.

Lightness is a European Union funded project that contributes to a clean and fair energy transition by supporting Citizen Energy Communities.

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Why be part

of the new energy culture?

promote decarbonization and minimise emissions
spend less in utilities and more in yourself
choose and produce your own energy
access energy at fair and reasonable prices
be part of the renewable energy solution
learn and engage with the collective power
attend basic human needs and tackle inequity
use energy more efficiently through hardware & software solutions

Working areas of the project

Innovative business
models

Low-cost technological
package

Social engagement

Regulatory
roadmap

Our Numbers

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partners
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pilot sites
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EU countries
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EU FUNDING
Direct engagement of:
+500 Households
+30 Tertiary buildings

Immediate replication potential to:

+ 0
persons

What is the Lightness Project all about?

Get a brief overview of our aims, how we are doing it and what exactly is a Citizen Energy Community.

Latest news

Regulatory workshop in Cagliari

The Lightness project had one of the Regulatory Workshop last june, as part of an engagement plan to involve different stakeholders. These workshops are meant to stimulate the ongoing debate around Citizen Energy Communities, their value and impact.

¿centralised or distributed energy?

Energy communities are already a reality. One of the most outstanding characteristics of these projects is their promotion of a distributed energy system, complementary to or independent from the centralised one. However, which of these two alternatives, a distributed or centralised system, is more sustainable in terms of energy and resource consumption?

Energy and cities

Cities can be seen as energy sinks. All the activities that take place in them require an increasing flow of energy.

Engagement in Netherlands

How do we engage the people who will make up this community? In the Netherlands, this engagement pathway began with interviews with various residents in the neighbourhood in Woerden.

New Financial Solutions

New Financial Solutions

Financing mechanisms for Citizen Energy Communities are crucial for an ecological and social energy transition in Europe.

Identity Manual

Graphical Identity Manual

The Identity Manual has been created to provide guidance on the project’s graphic style, which is dynamic, visually pleasing and inclusive.

First Anniversary of Lightness

First Anniversary of Lightness

December 2021 markes the First Anniversay of the Lightness project. The Consortium continues to work on the promotion of Energy Communities.

Getting involved in Energy Communities

Getting involved in Energy Communities

Setting up Energy Communities implies the development of technical solutions that should go hand in hand with a process to engage, motivate and inform citizens and all interested parties.

Paths to transition

Transition. The importance of the journey

This article seeks for a deeper understanding of the meaning of the energy and ecological transition, within the series of Challenging Questions arising throughout the Lightness Project.

Engagement plan infographic

Engagement plan

LIGHTNESS involves seven Citizen Energy Communities in five different European countries. Within each of these communities a group of people is invited to participate in a pilot project. The experience of participants helps us shape and support a new energy culture.

Lightness is part of Enlit Europe

The Lightness Project is now part of Enlit Europe. Our main objective is to promote renewable energy by supporting Citizen Energy Communities (CECs) in Europe.

The Lightness Project is here!

Lightness is a European Union funded project that contributes to a clean and fair energy transition by supporting Citizen Energy Communities.

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