The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest, most prestigious and most competitive academic institute in Greece. NTUA will participate in the project through its lab EPU-NTUA (Decision Support System Laboratory). EPU-NTUA is a multidisciplinary scientific unit within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which conducts research and development, scientific / technical support and training activities addressing a wide range of complex research and application problems. Operating for more than 25 years, the lab has acquired international experience in the following sectors: Energy and Environmental Policy, Information Technology and Decision Support Systems with a specialization in e-Business and e-Government, Interoperability, Management Information Systems, Program & Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Training and Human Resources Development, Information Dissemination and Promotion.



DST is a digital consultancy and ICT solutions provider founded in 2008 by a group of professionals with more than 20 years of experience at IBM, PWC, E&Y, Oracle and Telecom Italia. As an innovative SME based in Rome, Italy, DST’s main business is to support its customers in the development and maintenance of IT and application infrastructures and the development of innovative solutions such as Semantic Technologies, AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies and Big Data analytics. Its distinguishable approach is to offer a 360° end-to-end support from idea to launch of each project by adopting a Design Thinking (human-centered design) methodology.
It counts on a multidisciplinary team of around 220 full-time professionals, including data scientists, software architects, software developers,  which are fully engaged in developing and providing AI-based data-driven solutions to a huge variety of B2B customers across a variety of different domains, ranging from health, to banking and insurance, energy and mobility, public administration and smart industry (in particular DST is very active in the smart tires production process optimized monitoring with the major tires manufacturers) and has built a strong international network within Italy and its key partners in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Greece, UK, Austria, Israel, and the USA. Its value-added services are offered on: Artificial intelligence, Semantic & Data-driven Analytics; AI Services; IoT; Mobile & Web Applications development; Integrated IoT/DLT/Blockchain & Smart Contracts based Applications development; Application Management & System integration; Digital Marketing & Social Media Management. 



INESC TEC is a private non-profit institution having as associates the University of Porto, INESC and the Polytechnic of Porto. The activity is conducted by over 700 researchers, from which more than 350 hold a PhD degree. Under INESC TEC, 13 Centres are active in research, technology transfer, intellectual property and software licenses management, knowledge valorisation and launching of spin-off companies. Its main areas are Telecommunications and Multi-media, Power Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Industrial Management, Information and Computer Graphics Systems, Optoelectronics and Electronic Systems, Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Real Time Systems, Computer Science, Critical Software Systems and Innovation, Biomedical.
The Centre for Power and Energy Systems (CPES) is a world reference in large-scale integration of Distributed Energy Resources. The higher level of expertise has allowed them to take on key roles in important EU projects and also led to contracts for development and consultancy with manufacturing equipment companies and with power generation, transmission and distribution companies, regulators, government agencies and investors in Europe, South America, the United States of America and Africa. The following main research areas are addressed in CPES: Decision Making, Optimisation and Computational Intelligence, Forecasting, Static and Dynamic analysis of Energy Grids, Reliability, Power Electronics. Part of the activity is developed in the Laboratory of Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles that supports the validation of major developments in a real environment. Over the last years, CPES has made several developments in the electrical network planning and operation, namely the inclusion of distributed energy resources forecasting and network optimisation tools embedded in different voltage layers, exploiting the MicroGrid hierarchical concept. Relevant steps were given on the inclusion of computational intelligence in control algorithms that were demonstrated under real conditions in several pilots.



CARTIF is a horizontal, private and non-profit Research Institution, whose main mission is providing innovative solutions to the industry to enhance their processes, systems and products, improving their competitiveness and creating new business opportunities. CARTIF is a multidisciplinary centre that works in multiple knowledge fields focused to many economic sectors: energy, food, industry, construction and infrastructures, health and environment, addressing research lines oriented to the main societal challenges, as industry 4.0, smart grids, smart cities, energy efficiency, cultural heritage, quality of life, circular economy, natural resources and biotechnology.

We develop R&D projects financed by private companies or through public funds obtained from competitive calls at national and international level. We also supports public entities (city councils, regional governments…) on high impact projects planning and development.



ComSensus is a Slovenian high-tech and innovation company specialized in the development of embedded systems, sensor networks, and data analytics solutions mostly focused on the energy and the IoT business segment.



EUROPEAN DYNAMICS (ED) was founded in 1993 is a leading Information Technologies service provider and software developer in the field of e-government, operating internationally as a group of companies, with offices and antennas in Athens, Berlin, Basel, Brussels, Copenhagen, Kaatsheuvel, London, Luxembourg, Milano, Nicosia, Vienna, etc. The group designs, develops, supports, and operates complex IT systems and commercialises a wide range of software products in the field of e-government, using state-of-the-art technologies. ED operates (by designing, developing, commercializing, and supporting its own software products) along the lines of: bespoke development and delivery on IT projects on a turn-key basis, IT consulting services – outsourcing, design, marketing and support of software products in the field of e-government, SaaS (software as a service), cloud and managed services.
ED’s expertise covers e-Procurement, Contract management, e-collaboration (workflow, content, document & knowledge management in the government sector), Customs, Taxation, Intellectual property, Systems for the electronic publication of legislation, Pharmaceuticals, Meteorology, Reporting systems in the finance sector, Defense, Law enforcement, ICT security, etc. ED holds an ISO 9001:2015 certification for ICT systems integration, software design, and development, and an ISO 27001:2013 certification for its hosting services platforms. Furthermore, ED obtained the Certificate of Assurance for compliance with the United Kingdom’s Cyber Essentials Scheme. The group uses advanced methodologies and well-known international standards such as UML, RUP, PRINCE2, Agile, and ITIL to ensure high-quality services for its clients.



Founded in Nantes in 1900, with the triple accreditations by EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA, Audencia is in the top 30 business schools worldwide. It welcomes over 7200 Students within 3 schools in 11 cities around the world. The school has strong partnerships with academic institutions and companies counting more than 215 international partners. 
The research lab focuses on 3 fields of expertise: 1 - Creating and transforming business and development models in line with ecological and social transition; 2 - Financing and managing the ecological and social transition; 3 - Developing human resources for the ecological and social transition. Our research programmes focus on impact and lead to a growing number of articles (188 in 2023, 70% in >3* Journals). 
Audencia’s mission is to be a School better for the world, accelerating the virtuous transformation of individuals, organisations and society.



The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)® is an independent, global NGO with a mission of advancing policy innovation and thought leadership within the energy community. We work toward a clean, reliable, equitable and cost-efficient energy future. RAP provides clarity, vision and new ideas ready to implement to decision-makers and the broader energy community. We leverage synergies and creativity across our regional programs (Europe, China, India and the United States) to develop and share global best practices tailored to local priorities, acting as a trusted advisor. Our approach includes: thought leadership, technical assistance, capacity building, outreach and consensus building. RAP key initiatives include: decarbonize the grid, electrification of buildings and transportation, distributed energy resources, reduce emissions from fossil fuels and design a clean energy future. With offices in Brussels and Berlin and staff based in Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary, the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom, RAP’s Europe team has built effective relationships with numerous EU agencies, NGOs and institutes, and is often sought out for advice on complex energy and regulatory issues. RAP is also a partner in a number of Horizon 2020, Horizon Europe and LIFE Programme projects on energy efficiency, innovative energy storage technologies, the Energy Efficiency First principle and consumers action in the energy market.



ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125 countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. ICLEI Europe provides members in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and West Asia with a voice on European and international stages, a platform to connect with peers, and tools to drive positive environmental, economic and social change. ICLEI Europe works closely with an extended network of local and regional governments and partners on a broad range of topics.



Blueprint Energy Solutions GmbH is an Austrian ThinkTank based in Vienna and an independent services provider whose main business domain is the digitalization of energy markets, smart grids, and related services for energy agencies.  Blueprint is devoted to high-tech innovative energy industry products and systems design and development using platform integration and facilitating customer engagement. Blueprint is very active in Austrian & European working groups, having strong links to agencies and associations, formerly also with Technology platform Smart Grids Austria, as well Mission Innovation Austria and associations of energy communities.



OurPower is a nation-wide citizen engagement platform for renewable energy sources, operating in Austria, which aims to provide citizens full market access and make energy sharing as simple and attractive to use, and as economic as possible. 
Our vision is a world in which people use energy responsibly and receive 100 % of their electricity directly from regional renewable energy sources. With this goal in mind, we operate our marketplace, which builds relationships and awareness around the topic of electricity:
Between electricity sellers and buyers, investors and plant constructors. You and us. We can only achieve the energy transition if we take responsibility together.



Coopérnico is a Portuguese renewable energy cooperative combining a sustainability-oriented approach with its social nature, solidarity, education and environmental protection. Coopérnico's mission is to engage citizens and companies in decentralizing and democratizing the energy system. The cooperative combines renewable energy generation with energy efficiency and retail activities. Coopérnico has over 5.000 members, some of whom participated in joint investments in 36 RES projects. Together these projects make up for a total capacity of about 2,5MWp. In 2019, Coopérnico became the first continental-wide cooperative retailer in Portugal. Not only does it act as the biggest energy cooperative in Portugal, it also signs up with a seat in the board of Coopérnico's team of experts have the skills that are crucial for setting up community energy projects and can bring in energy market experience, knowledge on functional requirements and on the design of disruptive business models, along with expertise around governance, communication, dissemination and members' engagement.



Watt-IS is a data analytics company that has been developing and applying Artificial Intelligence-based Data Analytics on top of smart metering data to provide high-value services to energy utilities, grid operators and other partners. Our main goals are to be able to increase customer satisfaction through innovative services provided and, with that, reduce churn rates and generate new revenue streams to our partners always with a focus on energy efficiency and the reduction of GHG emissions.
Watt-IS has built a cloud-based data analytics architecture & supporting infra-structure that integrates different data analytics modules focused on the needs of energy retailers and grid operators. These data analytics services can be made available via integration with white-label visualization platforms, in a SaaS approach, or via API’s following a DAaaS approach. Examples of such services are non-intrusive load monitoring (NILM) where we quantify the consumption of individual appliances and generate automatically tailored energy efficiency measures. Furthermore, we have developed energy management mobile apps/web platforms to manage energy data at the end user level (households and services) and at the DSO level, as well as to manage energy communities.



The Cooperativa Eléctrica do Vale d’Este - CRL – CEVE is a legal entity autonomous, of the 1st degree kind that, through the mutual help of its members and with the obedience to cooperative principles, non-profit transportation, distribution, supply and sale of low voltage electrical energy to its collaborators and to any users - natural or legal persons, non-members, for general uses, in areas that are concessioned in the county of Vila Nova de Famalicão and Barcelos, as well as throughout the Portuguese and European territory, with its activity falling within the branch of the cooperative service provision sector. 



The Energy Community of Chalki, ChalkiOn, is the first energy community in the Dodecanese. It was established on May 19, 2021, based on the City Hall of Chalki. Among its founding members is the Municipality of Chalki. In this endeavor, first in all the Dodecanese, it maintains and expands its permanent cooperation with national and European institutions for the development of technologies and innovations and participates in projects and actions, especially in matters of energy, circular economy and environmental management.



The Hellenic Association for Energy Economics is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, research organization, dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge, information & experience among energy industry experts, academic, government and other professionals interested in energy economics. The Hellenic Association is guided by a distinct set of values - forward & innovative thinking, non-partisanship, integrity, and professionalism. HAEE’s purpose is to advance the knowledge, understanding, and application of economics across all aspects of energy and foster communication among energy-concerned professionals.



GEARS SA is an aggregator that aims to provide optimal forecast for the production of RES Stations on both spot and derivatives market and be responsible for the submission of appropriate offers in the corresponding markets of the wholesale electricity market. GEARS settles all management issues with the Hellenic Energy Exchange and the Clearing House. We are a technology-based company that takes advantage of the latest developments in data analytics and uses new algorithms and real-time data to forecast generation and bring value to its customers. GEARS specializes in production forecast and trading. It has developed its own platform (awarded with the Silver BITE Energy Award 2023), which allows GEARS to link and control thousands of distributed energy resources.



Parity Platform is a technology SME that develops web and mobile apps to accelerate transition to cleaner energy. The company has developed EV LOADER, an EV charging station management app that currently manages 300 publicly available charge points in Greece. Key clients that utilize the EV Loader to manage charging stations in their premises include Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Aria Group and Radisson Blu hotels. The app encourages flexible energy demand response by encouraging EV owners to charge in time of intervals when there is surplus of Renewable Energy in the city's grid. Furthermore, the company participates in Research projects on the fields of demand response, vehicle to grid (V2G) charging and enhanced cybersecurity in EV Charging infrastructure to advance technologies from lower TRL to ready for integration in the main commercial platform.



EPRI Europe is the European research arm of EPRI, founded in 2019 as a non-profit organisation to conduct objective and independent energy and environmental research, development and demonstration projects, for the benefit of the public. EPRI Europe aims to enhance the quality of life by making energy safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable. EPRI Europe participates in the European Union research framework programmes as well as other research projects with European governments, organisations, and stakeholders.



The MaREI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine is coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland.  ERI is an internationally recognised Institute for environmental research dedicated to the understanding and protection of our natural environment and to developing innovative technologies, tools and services to facilitate a transformation to a zero carbon and resource efficient society.  It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the climate, energy and marine spaces. Researchers in the MaREI Centre have over 30 years of experience in conducting fundamental and applied research supported by competitively won national and international funding, and commercial contracts with government agencies and industry. MaREI’s strengths lie in the multi-disciplinary nature of its research teams, allowing it to combine insights to address the societal challenges of energy transition, climate action and the blue economy. 



DCSix Technologies is a dynamic company specializing in Energy master planning, energy monitoring and cost reduction solutions. They have a strong presence in the hospitality and agricultural sectors, where they have been successful in helping clients reduce energy costs by 15 to 30% through consultative engagements and leveraging supports. DCSix Technologies utilizes a product called Wattrics, which is designed to be simple, effective, cheap, and accurate, providing deep visibility into clients' energy consumption and highlighting immediate return on investment opportunities. They are committed to empowering customers to understand the impact of their energy and resource usage on global carbon emissions, leading to immediate improvements for future generations.



Dingle Hub is a non-profit community enterprise connecting innovative, forward-thinking people and organisations – local and national – to develop joined-up approaches to address the challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss. We provide an enabling structure to connect and amplify the work of local people, organisations and authorities, and connect them to other communities and agencies. These unique collaborations achieve local, national and international impact. 



ESB, established in 1927, is Ireland's foremost energy company. We are driven by an unwavering commitment to power society forward and to deliver a net zero future for our customers and the communities we serve. Our recently launched ‘Strategy for Net Zero’ sets 2040 as the target date for ESB to achieve net zero carbon emissions. The core components of our strategy are to develop and connect significant amounts of onshore and offshore renewables to decarbonise the electricity system by 2040, to provide resilient infrastructure for a reliable low carbon electricity system, to be digital and data driven and to empower, enable and support customers and communities to achieve net zero.



Békéscsaba Energia ESCO Ltd. is an energy service company established by the City of Békéscsaba, operating a highly innovative smart grid system and other smart city elements. In addition to these activities, we contribute to the development and management of various international projects.
We have unique experience in operating Li-Ion batteries for municipal interests.



Enasco Cleantech Alliance LLC. is an SME in the energy sector, founded in 2012. The company has a diversified portfolio based on consulting services in renewable energy, smart grids, energy management systems and e-mobility solutions. Enasco participates in and supports research and technological development projects to explore new opportunities and has the market expertise and scientific and technological knowledge to help its customers implement and optimize the right solutions. As part of the ENPOWER project, the company will support the Early-Adopter pilot in Hungary to create an energy community and increase community engagement.



Cuerva is a family-owned company founded in 1939 in Granada (Spain) with a long and proven track record in the energy sector.
For more than eighty years, Cuerva has been pioneering the future, focusing on innovation and searching for new and better ways of understanding and working with energy.
Cuerva are active in all service areas of the electrical sector: Renewable energy generation, electric energy distribution, energy commercialization, construction and industrial services, energy services and energy digitalization.



Vergy partners with Cuerva in the Spanish pilot, providing their expertise in Energy Communities and their infrastructure. Vergy is a dedicated partner in the realm of energy communities, specializing in fostering collaboration within various sectors. Their focus extends to the establishment and support of energy communities in neighborhoods, industrial areas, and municipalities.



The Sustainability Research Group at the University of Basel was established in 2006. The research group provides high-level social science inter- and transdisciplinary research, investigating sustainability transitions, combining different disciplines, such as political sciences, psychology, anthropology, sociology and philosophy. The group is involved in a number of international and national research projects in the field of sustainability, especially in the field of energy, climate change, mobility and food, focusing on broad aspects such as governance of energy transitions, behavior change, social innovation, justice and democracy, and living labs/transformative research, positive energy districts and energy communities, to mention just a few.

The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching. Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland. As a comprehensive university offering a wide range of high-quality educational opportunities, the University of Basel attracts students from Switzerland and the entire world, offering them outstanding studying conditions as they work towards their bachelor’s, master’s or PhD degrees. Today, the University of Basel has around 13,000 students from over a hundred nations, including 3,000 PhD students. The University of Basel has seven faculties covering a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. In international rankings, the University of Basel is regularly placed among the 100 top universities in the world thanks to its research achievements.