The Intelligent Energy Europe supported projects ACHIEVE and EC-LINC aim at developing large-scale energy advice services geared towards low-income households facing difficulties with their energy bills. The service is based on home visits, whose main purposes are:
• to understand vulnerable consumers’ energy consumption, bills and habits, and to check their appliances with a set of reporting/analysing tools;
• to distribute and install a set of free-of-charge energy and water saving devices, and give advice to the households on how to implement further practical measures for saving energy;
• to analyse which longer term solutions can be brought to improve the households’ situation, by linking local actors into a concerted local action plan.
ACHIEVE and EC LINC partners, with the support of ManagEnergy, are organising the workshop “Discover concrete solutions on how to tackle fuel poverty within your territory!” to present the methodology of their projects and to share their tools, recommendations and experience on how to tackle fuel poverty with local authorities and operators interested in implementing such home visits service.
Contributing to this workshop:
Lara Blake, policy officer at DG Energy and organiser of the Vulnerable Consumer Working Group and the Citizens' Energy Forum, for a key-note speech.
Christine Liddell, Professor of Psychology at the Psychology Research Institute of the University of Ulster, Specialist on fuel poverty and its effects on health and mental health, as moderator and for the concluding speech.
You can download the programme and register from http://bit.ly/180Y9l7
This workshop will take place from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm.
For more information about the event, please contact Marie Moisan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Eva Marx (email@example.com). For more information on the projects see also www.ec-linc.info and www.achieve-project.eu