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RegEnergy seeks to create strong partnerships to connect urban demand & rural supply.

NWE is one of the EU’s highest energy consuming regions. The share of renewable energy in the region’s production and consumption mix is low and there is a strong dependence on non-renewable energy sources.

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Project Summary

RegEnergy aims to break up existing structures for increasing the use of renewable energy in NWE regions. Creating renewable energy demand–supply partnerships between urbanised and surrounding rural territories will lead to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 9 project partners from 7 NWE countries, representing metropolitan regions, cities, rural communities, regional agencies, scientific institutions and renewable energy producers will develop strategies and models to illustrate how such partnerships can be built. In three strategic areas the missing regional links between demand and supply from renewables will be addressed: The institutional and administrative framework conditions (e.g. cooperation agreements) as well as the main infrastructure (e.g. biogas pipelines) that such partnerships require are as central as the question of required technologies (e.g. smart grids, storage capacities).

Watch here an interview with Ormonde Upgrading representative Michael Murphy, and South East Energy Agency energy engineer Colin Simpson.

Ormonde Upgrading are a bioenergy plant based in Killowen, Co. Waterford. They are partnered with South East Energy Agency on the Interreg NWE RegEnergy project. Ormonde Upgrading will supply the biogas that will be used in the biogas boilers that South East Energy Agency intends to install as part of this project.

Pilot partnerships in across Northwest-Europe will invest in

  • Institutional arrangements for regional prosumers
  • lacking renewable infrastructure
  • regional supply-demand chains
  • coping with limited grid capacity and intermittent RE supply
  • balancing regional supply and demand profiles

To sustain and widely spread the results RegEnergy partners will present best-practice and showcases to cooperating regions and will actively help them to develop appropriate RE demand-supply partnerships in their region.

Key Information 

  • Lead partner organisation: Climate Alliance of European Cities with Indigenous Rainforest Peoples (registered association)
  • Project website:
  • Email: Want to learn more? Contact Colin Healy
  • ERDF FUNDING: € 6.12 m
  • TOTAL BUDGET: € 11.08 m
  • TIMELINE: 2018-2022
  • Partner organisations:
    Brest métropolis
    Plymouth City Council
    Waterstromen Etten BV
    South East Energy Agency
    Walton Institute of Waterford Institute of Technology
    Ormonde Upgrading Limited
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Want to learn more about RegEnergy?

Watch our two videos below, or download RegEnergy guide to establishing renewable energy partnerships.

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RegEnergy and REGIOSTARS

The RegEnergy project was among the finalists in the GREEN EUROPE category of last year’s REGIOSTARS Awards of the EU Commission. The winner was awarded in December 2021 and although RegEnergy was unfortunately not successful, we were delighted to have taken part and to be considered.

RegEnergy works with local energy communities to empower them to take initiatives to provide reliable regional energy supplies while regions become active prosumers.

You can watch the REGIOSTARS RegEnergy video produced by Climate Alliance here:

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Read the RegEnergy Newsletter Issue 5 – July 2021
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