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ACCEPT: Active Communities & Energy Prosumers for the Energy Transition

Horizon 2020 LC-SC3-EC-3-2020 – Consumer engagement and demand response

Partner | Jan 2021 – Jun 2024 | UCC Budget: €363,000 

UCC Principal Investigator:  Dr Niall Dunphy | Co-investigator:  Dr Breffní Lennon

ACCEPT is an innovation project, which aims to deliver a digital toolbox that energy communities can use to: (i) offer innovative and desired digital services, complementing their existing non-digital services to their members and customers, and (ii) gain access to revenue streams that can financially support their operations and ensure longevity and well-functioning of the community itself.

To achieve this aim, the ACCEPT consortium is framing the citizen engagement and business modelling activities in the same priority as the technical development ones. Their intertwined implementation will be the critical success factor for the delivery of the ACCEPT solution as a minimum viable product that has already passed preliminary market testing and financial viability checks.

Further information is available from the project website


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation under Grant Agreement no 957781

Cleaner Production Promotion Unit

G.03 Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork T23 XE10, Ireland