The EnPover project aims at alleviating energy poverty of vulnerable households by engaging municipal actors in the process. Private households are large contributors to the EU GHG emissions. At the same time they more and more often suffer from rising energy bills and are not being able to satisfy their daily energy needs. While larger energy renovations might not always be possible, low-cost energy efficiency measures and change of behaviour may be the answer to their problem. Introduction of such measures should be facilitated by the municipalities, who are the closest to their citizens and know best the challenges they face and their needs.

The EnPover project aims to capacitate municipal actors to fight energy poverty on their territories and equip them with a set of universal and ready-to-use tools boosting implementation of low-cost energy efficiency measures in households most prone to energy poverty. Also, a network of municipal professionals, who will exchange relevant ideas and good practices, will be created and a series of inspiring study visits organised. And last, but not least, the project envisages designing and implementation of model awareness raising campaigns that may inspire other cities to follow.

EnPover Municipalities project fiche

  • Full title: Municipal low-cost energy efficiency measures to alleviate energy poverty
  • Duration: October 2019 – March 2021
  • Countries of implementation: Germany, Hungary and Poland
  • Funding: European Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  • Coordinator: Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités”
  • Partners: Deutsche Umwelthilfe, Energiaklub
  • Target groups:
    • Municipal officers
    • Private households