Social Enterprises in Community Renewable Energy 7.12

Social Enterprises in Community

SECRE is a transnational network of renewable energy and social business expertise in Northern Periphery. SECRE works for social enterprises. Social enterprises provide significant amount of net profit to fulfill social goals or invest to own business to enhance social impact.

SECRE challenges renewable energy businesses and communities to find and define social goals in the field of renewable energy. SECRE is a strong consortium, which allocates knowledge and resources of the powerful network for needs of Northern European communities in renewable energy production.

Renewable Energy

In Northern Periphery, renewable energy production is mostly consisting of wind, solar, biomass, wood and hydro energy solutions. In the very northern and rural Europe people are tend to have collective sight for mutual benefits. These communities have the ability to meet the energy need by utilizing the local resources with modern technology and knowledge of SECRE partners.

SECRE partners will bring out the potential of communities and social economy by creating a multiple amount of business models for rural community energy production.

Social enterprises play a pivotal role in the rural and urban regeneration of the NPP regions. As such it is essential that they are in a position to maximise the opportunities and challenges afforded by renewable energy. SECRE will develop and implement a sustainable service encouraging the uptake of renewable energy activities within social enter... More...
Aim & Objectives:
The main objective of SECRE is to develop a long term sustainable service for social enterprises in the area of renewable energy. A social enterprise and community renewable energy knowledge base will be established that contains both data and information on items such as: Business Models Implementation plans Funding schemes Business cases... More...
Expected Outcomes:
The open-access SECRE service will consist of consultation, training and advisory components to help new and existing organisations in effective decision making models for the reinvestment strategy of RE revenue as a consequence of the community renewable energy initiatives. The business consultation, training and advisory service will be offered i... More...
Priority: 1. Promoting innovation and competitiveness in remote and peripheral areas
Objective: i. Innovation, networks and competitiveness
Theme: Renewable energy, eco products

Total Budget: € 2 194 728,77
Total Funding Request: € 1 536 136,39

Start Date: 01/09/2011
End Date: 28/02/2014

Desk Officer Christopher Parker

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