100 international experts participated in the ALLIES Final

In the virtual and interactive conference, B.A.U.M. and partners discussed the future of the ALLIES model for financing energy efficiency with a group of European energy experts, including municipalities, governments, initiatives, science and more.

by Ludwig Karg and Anna Stetter, ALLIES

Published: 29 June 2020

The conference “Fostering Local Energy Transition” presented a cooperative floor for energy experts of different fields to discuss the potential of ALLIES in their respective countries. Moreover, the experts shared insights into their experience and projects with the participants on the Virtual Market Place.

Replicating the ALLIES concept in Europe

The project ALLIES (“Activating and Learning from Local Investments in Energy Savings”) has reached its final phase. It culminated in a final online conference of more than 100 participants from 19 nations organised by B.A.U.M. and partners. Ludwig Karg (B.A.U.M. Consult) moderated a panel discussion with renowned energy experts from five countries.

Participants of the online conference; photo: B.A.U.M. e.V.

The discussion centred on the suitability of an LFEEE (as a fundamental outcome of the ALLIES project) as a citizen/ renewable energy community in accordance with latest EU directives from 2018 and 2019.

Meeting in Prague some months before the virtual conference; photo: B.A.U.M. e.V.

The afternoon focused on regional aspects of implementing an LFEEE and provided lively discussions and significant learnings about challenges and barriers at a local level. Finally, the conference was rounded off by a Virtual Market Place giving room to participants to share individual projects. This part of the conference was especially valued as an opportunity for networking among the participants.