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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
3 Climate-neutral societies
objective
3.2 Energy transition
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
November 2023 - October 2026

StartSun

To advance in energy transition, the project StartSun establishes six energy communities of different types, and compiles start-up packages for authorities, enterprises and others, with guidance and steps to follow in building their own energy communities.
Project summary

For green transition in BSR, local authorities, SMEs and citizens/interest groups need to raise their capacity - learn new skills how to establish and operate energy communities. For this they need compiled information and good pilot samples to build trust in energy community models that would encourage them to establish more energy communities. StartSun project will tackle the start-up challenge of establishing energy communities by creating the necessary knowledge, documentation and first experience-pilots thus enabling further creation of energy communities in BSR, using the locally available resources, serving its greater energy independence in electricity sector and keeping jobs in the communities. The Baltic Sea Region countries have implemented and interpreted the Electricity Market Directive and the Renewable Energy Directive differently. Citizen energy communities and renewable energy communities are two names for energy communities that have been introduced through the directives. This project aims to overcome the energy community start up gap, providing Start-Up package for establishing energy communities and will pilot six different types of energy communities through research-based methods, and exchange experience between them to strengthen and speed up creation of energy communities in the BSR.

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Budgets

StartSun
in numbers.
  • 3.20
    Million
    Total
  • 2.56
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Norway
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34 Benefitting organisations 1 Solution(s) in preparation 1 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 1 Pilotactivities 22 Organisationsin the project

StartSun
in numbers.

  • 58.410043715.6118474571934
  • 56.651439423.7339143
  • 58.386491126.6978288
  • 59.848764317.6300156
  • 60.196212724.9468706
  • 56.939791524.0688499
  • 58.381163226.7298928
  • 58.201894615.9984183
  • 56.651439423.7339143
  • 56.495863825.8687747
  • 58.3805416526.720492636364717
  • 57.8103297527.44062495151569
  • 58.850190726.881924093900178
Lead partnerCounty Administrative Board of Östergötland
  • Town
    Linköping
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Östergötlands län
Total partner budget
447,625.48
Society "Zemgale Regional Energy Agency" (ZREA)
  • Town
    Jelgava
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Zemgale
Total partner budget
250,805.60
Estonian University of Life Sciences
  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
397,487.64
Uppsala University
  • Town
    Uppsala
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Gotlands län
Total partner budget
162,395.65
Green Net Finland
  • Town
    Helsinki
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Helsinki-Uusimaa
Total partner budget
239,855.38
Society "Green Liberty"
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
202,799.56
Tartu Regional Energy Agency
  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
426,644.40
Åtvidaberg municipality
  • Town
    Åtvidaberg
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Östergötlands län
Total partner budget
409,468.46
Jelgava City municipal institution "Central Administration"
  • Town
    Jelgava
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Zemgale
Total partner budget
187,872.98
Jekabpils County Council
  • Town
    Jekabpils
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Zemgale
Total partner budget
195,872.98
University of Tartu
  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
112,270.89
Co-operative Seto Aiad
  • Town
    Obinitsa
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
84,484.60
Kalevipoja Koda Foundation
  • Town
    Mustvee vald
  • Region
  • Country
    Estonia
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
Total partner budget
84,484.60

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