HERON: Forward-looking socio-economic research on Energy Efficiency in EU countries (GA No. 649690)


Taking into account that behavioral barriers demonstrated by end users create negative deviations in EE set targets between 5-20% in EU and 20-30% globally, the HERON project aimed at facilitating policy makers to develop and monitor Energy Efficiency (EE) policies in building and transport sectors, through forward-looking socio-economic research in six EU and one candidate countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Estonia, the United Kingdom, Italy and Serbia). The research effort lasted for almost three years.


Full title: Knowledge transfer and research needs for preparing mitigation/adaptation policy portfolios Duration: 2011 – 2013
Funding: EU FP7
Aim: The development and evaluation of mitigation/adaptation (M/A) policy portfolios and the prioritization of research needs and gaps for twelve (12) countries (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine) characterized as emerging economies.


Full title: The birth of European Distributed EnErgy Partnership
Duration: 2004-2009
Funding: EU FP6
Design, develop and validate an innovative methodology, based on future energy market requirements, and able to produce innovative business solutions for enhanced DER (Distributed Energy Resources) deployment in Europe by 2010.

Energy View of BSEC countries

Duration: 2005, 2006, 2008
Funding: BSEC (2005), Hellenic Aid (2006, 2008)
The supply of reliable and updated information on energy and climate change policy issues for the countries of BSEC, as well as the use of the edition as a tool for the investigation of investment opportunities and trade development in the broad area of BSEC and the neighboring countries.
It began including six (6) countries, and today covers all twelve (12) countries of BSEC. KEPA was the coordinator and the editor of the three (3) editions. These editions were disseminated among governmental bodies and energy companies of BSEC countries. Two (2) regional events were organized for the presentation of the editions, each one with emphasis to national level.