Dissemination of the project’s principal activities is aiming at the designated target groups (Public Authorities, energy managers, ESCOs, energy savers in general) achieving the high dissemination profile of project’s principal results throughout its various stages. A proactive strategy will be followed in order to facilitate a transfer of the results and experiences towards target groups.
The work under this WP will provide comprehensive and up-to-date information at every stage of the project so that the target groups are able to access complete information about progress. In addition to progress information, the dissemination materials will be designed according to the needs of the target groups at each level, so local information will encourage participation in the local forums and activities, national information concentrates more on national transferability and European level information will be designed to combine transferability to other regions within Europe with the overall best practice and policy advice that can be gained through trans-national co-operation and analysis in the area of energy performance contracting.
The work of the project will be disseminated at local, national and European levels. Individual dissemination plan have been drafted in section B2.3.1.
Dissemination media used will include a website (linked to main EC related initiatives) which will be maintained for 3 years after the project, a project brochure, regular updates via project newsletters and the website, and publication of final Guides to energy services and financial schemes. These overall methods will be supplemented at the local / regional level by targeted press materials that will complement local communication campaigns, at the national level by national seminars and at the European level by presentations at ICT PSP conferences and events.
Some energy related events that have been identified in advance for dissemination purposes: European Future Energy Forum, European Smart metering forum, Energy Europe Awards, Euro-mediterranean energy efficiency forum, GENERA: Energy fair, Foro de la Sostenibilidad Fingerplus, Egética-expoenergética, American Council for EE Economy meetings…
EPLACE has a strong link with the EU initiative “The Covenant of Mayors” as the partner AMA is a coordinator of more than 500 municipalities in the south of Spain. AMA will use this network for further dissemination and replication of the EPLACE project. Other European networks that will have to be considered for adhesion are: Eurocities and the European Network of Living Labs.
Some portals, webs and magazines: Build UP (Energy solutions for better buildings), Europe´s Energy Portal, European Energy Review …
Dissemination at local, national and European level.
Creation of a website for the project (linked to EPLACE platform).
Dissemination through online and printed materials.
Attendance at conferences and workshops related to the project topic.
Task 6.1. Dissemination and Communication Plan. Leader: REAP, Participants: all
Task 6.2. Dissemination activities. Leader: COD, Participants: all
Task 6.3. Exploitation plan, market analysis and IPR. Leader: WT, Participants: all