REDI4Heat Partners

The REDI4HEAT consortium consists of 12 partners: 5 Research Centres and Agencies, 6 Associations (5 of which Trade and Industry) and 1 private company.

The Partners gathered by the project share an excellent insight of the RES heating and cooling sector and have great experience in shaping policies and providing support mechanisms for the whole RES heating and cooling sector, making REDI4HEAT the unique umbrella network that unites the heat-producing RES and represents the entire RES sector for heating and cooling.

The Consortium

The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES), founded in September 1987, it is a public entity supervised by the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change and has financial and administrative independence. It is the Greek national entity for the promotion of renewable energy sources, rational use of energy and energy conservation.

CRES is dynamically active, in the frame of the national and Community policy and legislation, for the protection of the environment and sustainable development. Working in the state of the art of technology development, CRES implements innovative projects and significant activities for the promotion and market penetration of new energy technologies. Its main goal is the research and promotion of RES/RUE/ES applications at a national and international level, as well as the support of related activities, taking into consideration the principles of sustainable development.

Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF, the Solar Heat Europe/European Solar Thermal Industry Federation, is an A.I.S.B.L. under Belgian law. It is the representative of the solar thermal sector in Europe and it counts among its members 11 national solar thermal associations and more than 20 key players in the solar thermal market, covering the value chain, including manufacturers, project developers, research institutes, test labs and other service providers. The members of Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF jointly constitute the large majority of the solar thermal (ST) market in Europe.

Solar Heat Europe/ESTIF’s mission is to achieve high priority and acceptance for Solar Thermal as a key element for sustainable heating and cooling in Europe and with immediate effect to work for the implementation of all steps necessary to realize the high potential of Solar Thermal. Being the trade association for the solar thermal sector in Europe, it is constantly monitoring markets and following policy developments and framework conditions. It has also developed, cooperated, or commissioned different studies about the solar thermal sector and coordinated or participated in several EU co-funded projects.

The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) represents the majority of the European heat pump industry. It counts more than 190 members among heat pump and component manufacturers, research institutes, universities, testing labs and energy agencies. EHPA advocates, communicates and provides expert  policy, technical and economic input to European, national and local authorities, and to our members. They organise high level events and manage or partner in multiple EU projects. All their activities aim to speed up the market development of heat pumps for heating, cooling and hot water production.

Its key goal is to promote awareness and the proper deployment of heat pump technology in the European market for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

The “European Geothermal Energy Council” (EGEC) is an international association founded in May 1998. It plays a vital role in geothermal business development in Europe. EGEC is based in Brussels, Belgium, and unites more than 150 companies and organisations, from 25 European countries, representing more than 500 entities working in the geothermal field in Europe. The main goal of EGEC is to foster market development for geothermal energy, and to work for improvement of business conditions in Europe. EGEC represents all the geothermal electricity and heating & cooling sector.

The aims of the organization are notably to promote the use of geothermal energy, by representing the interests of the European geothermal energy industry and users to governments and international organizations; by disseminating, through publications, meetings, discussions or any other activity the use of geothermal energy, as well as its marketing; by publishing, at European level, the opinions of researchers, engineers, managers, and any other commentators or proponents on the use of geothermal energy, and bringing them to the attention of governments, national and international organizations, decision makers, and the public at large.

Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar(EIHP) is a non-profit scientific institution with its main activities constituting scientific research activities and providing professional support to public authorities and advisory services in the domestic and international markets in the field of energy. In 2004 the Institute was transformed into a non-profit scientific institution which is today in the state ownership of the Republic of Croatia, but is financed on a per-project basis through the realization of project development contracts ensured following international and national competitive biddings and requests for proposals. Today, it employs 80 employees and even though it was initially established as a Croatian energy think-tank, it has broadened its regional and international cooperation in more than 50 countries worldwide. EIHP delivers more than 200 projects (studies, elaborations, analyses etc.) per year, with vast experience in Europe and Africa.

The Institute is committed to fostering change in the energy sector by providing high quality services and support to customers in the field of energy transition. Its extensive experience in numerous domestic and international projects ensures the recognition and trust of our partners and service users.

ADENE is a private association with non-profit and public utility, which develops its activity in the context of the public interest in the energy sector and its interfaces with other sectorial policies, including energy efficiency in mobility and water efficiency, articulated with other entities in this field, and under the tutelage of the Ministry of Environment and Climate Action.

ADENE is focused on its aggregating role as an institution that mobilizes and promotes the implementation of public policies, being a partner of excellence for both business and associative sectors, close to the citizen, and contributing to strengthen Portugal’s position at the forefront of decarbonization and energy transition.

The Polish National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE) was created in 1994 by an Act of the Polish government, as a result of an agreement of shareholders implementing the national energy policy. KAPE’s main shareholder is National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The agency was created as a joint-stock company and in line with the Civil Code adheres to free market principles. KAPE also performs tasks of a public service character on a non-profit basis. KAPE is promoting and implementing world class standards and practices in the fields of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development, on the basis of which creates optimal energy efficiency solutions for customers.

The strategic aim is supporting the competitive growth of the Polish Economy through improving Energy Efficiency in respect to the rules of Sustainable Development. KAPE offers complex advisory and training services for companies and for the building sector. The Agency also provides expertise for Polish government and municipalities, and conducts activities in the fields of educating and promoting rational energy use and development of Renewable Energy Sources. Acting as either the managing or implementing body in Poland, KAPE is involved in a range of international projects set up as part of the European Union’s energy programmes and national projects co-financed with public funds.

Euroheat& Power is the association for combined heat & power and district heating and cooling in Europe and beyond. Euroheat & Power illustrates the advantages of combined heat & power and district heating & cooling, advocates for renewable energy sources uptake and the efficient use of primary energies, promotes and coordinates European wide activities for the benefit of technological innovation, environmental awareness and for the continuing growth of the CHP and DHC industries. The organization has profound experience in participation in and coordination of European projects, in liaising with European policy-makers, organizing events and managing activities. With its wide network of experts and DHC stakeholders, it is perfectly suited to ensure a wide outreach to project outcomes.The DHC+ Technology Platform, part of Euroheat & Power, focuses on research and innovation in District Heating, District Cooling and kindred technologies. DHC+ Technology Platform’s overall objective is to enhance the potential of district heating and cooling to expand, achieve progressive transformation of networks and realize new synergies with kindred technologies. Its role is also to ensure the fulfilment of the sector’s research needs by means of project implementation.
dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and integrated energy systems. It supports the implementation of the energy transition in politics, business and society. dena takes a holistic approach to the energy system and promotes energy generation and use with maximum efficiency, safety, affordability and climate protection –both nationally and internationally. The agency focuses its efforts on the heat, power and transport sectors, and on issues relating to energy generation, networks and storage. Its activities include energy modelling, policy and strategy advice to government and industry, consumer information, networking, technological assessment, scenario development and analysis of foreign markets. dena primarilyfocuses on market instruments and innovative energy services accompanied by expedient regulatory policies and subsidy programmes. dena has twenty years of experience in national, EU and international projects, supporting partners such as governments, institutions and industrial players in the development of favourable framework conditions, institutional capacity building, state support programmes, market instruments and incentive mechanisms for climate protection, renewable energy integration and energy efficiency.

BioenergyEurope is the common voice of the European bioenergy sector, working to develop the market for sustainable bioenergy and ensure favourable business conditions for its members. Bioenergy Europe was founded in 1990 (as AEBIOM) and is a non-profit international organization (aisbl) based in Brussels. Bioenergy Europe brings together over 40 national associations, over 130 companies and about 10 research organisations from all over Europe. It represents more than 4,000 indirect members including companies and research centers. Bioenergy Europe follows closely multiple EU policies that are impacting the sector, pro-actively making proposals to strengthen renewables in the energy markets. Various communication channels are used to inform bioenergy stakeholders and the outside world about opportunities, challenges and developments of the sector. Bioenergy Europe hosts the European Pellet Council (EPC), which is a network of 18 pellet associations working specifically to boost this very promising modern way of efficient and ultra low emission heating.

Energy Cities is the European city network promoting a locally driven energy transition. Energy Cities’ mission is to empower cities and citizens to shape and transition to future-proof cities. We showcase concrete alternatives deployed by cities, we advocate changingpolicy and economic governance at all levels and we foster wide cultural change leading to a future-proof society. Energy Cities community is composed by local leaders of thousands of cities in 30 European countries. Besides strengthening local authorities’ role and skills in the field of sustainable energy and representing their interests in the European context, Energy Cities has 30 years of experience in the promotion of cities’ initiatives, in particular through peer-to-peer exchanges and transfer of know-how.
Energy Cities is currently involved in more than 25 projects, (co-) funded by the EU or other funders.

Trinomics B.V. is an independent international consultancy firm that provides high-quality policy advice in the fields of energy, environment, climate change and sustainability and they offer their  knowledge and expertise to develop sustainable solutions to today’s main socio-economic challenges at all scale levels. Trinomics was founded in October 2012 as a Dutch legal entity.

Trinomics aims to contribute to high-quality European and international policy-making in the cross-cutting fields of energy, environment and climate change by providing in-depth research to our public sector clients. Their research delivers the necessary facts and figures, assesses uncertainties and potential impacts of policy decisions at stake, and presents conclusions and recommendations in a clear, concise and accessible way. Made of a dynamic team of a strong interdisciplinary, international and versatile group of experts which has successfully carried out projects for a diversity of clients, they have a broad international network of qualified experts, both in academic and policy advice circles, enabling us to offer specialised expertise, local knowledge and required language skills whenever needed. They are specialised in economic-based policy consulting and they have extensive expertise with economic and policy analysis tools, including impact assessments, evaluations, cost-benefit analyses, stakeholder consultations, science-policy interface, and modelling and scenario-building on EU, national and regional levels in Europe and worldwide.

National Stakeholder group

The Advisory Board