About REScoop MECISE

About our project

REScoop MECISE is a Horizon 2020 PDA project that aims to mobilise citizens and municipalities in the transition to a more sustainable and decentralised energy system. 

With support from the EASME, a consortium of established energy cooperatives developed projects for renewable energy and energy efficiency. We also set-up a financial facilitation service for energy communities and foster collaborations between energy cooperatives and local municipalities.

The projects developed through REScoop MECISE go beyond “business-as-usual”. We do projects that private investors find not interesting either because of their complexity or because of their limited profitability. 

Community-owned energy projects can bring considerable benefits to the local community: they trigger new sustainable energy measures, motivate citizens to get involved in the energy transition, create local jobs and generate stable returns for the community’s investors. 

Our achievements

  • We invested EUR 100 million in renewable energy 
  • We invested EUR 10 million in energy efficiency 
  • We supported the creation of 5 new cooperatives
  • We mobilised 48 municipalities in the transition
  • We mobilised 50.000 citizens in the transition
  • We facilitated joint-ownership for 3 municipalities 
  • We produced electricity for 38.000 families
  • We covered the heating needs of 2.000 families
  • We saved 35.900 tonnes of CO2 per year