The Greek demo site aims to design and implement energy efficiency solutions and smart net metering for residential buildings, donated by the Greek state to the vulnerable population in the City of Kozani. In this pilot case, the ProLight project will consist in renovating a social dwelling of people with lower income, which will be selected with specific criteria among 500 of them, by improving its thermal insulation, installing solar thermal equipment as well as smart devices and sensors to measure and adapt its behavioural patterns. The main goal of this project is to bring in motivation for public institutions to undergo a major refurbishment project for all these dwellings & for the envisaged city’s climate neutrality until 2030. In parallel, the Energy Community (EC) of Kozani has installed a solar capacity of 6MWp to supply municipal buildings, while in direct coordination with the Municipality of Kozani, is considering acquiring further capacity, part of which may be “donated” to lower-income households. The Cluster of Bioeconomy and Environment of Western Macedonia, as the main demo coordinator, is responsible for the successful conduction of the demonstration actions.
“We are aiming to tackle energy poverty through the overall smart upgrading of homes”