CEPPI aims to build capacity in cities on how to achieve more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach (PPI) & to demonstrate this by selectively intervening in scheduled public tenders. The interventions will involve 5 cities with different economic & political situations & provide the case-based evidence for replication by others. The scale of energy demand in European cities is huge & as an ever greater percentage of citizens are living in urban areas. Some of the biggest city authorities consume over 1000GWh of energy every year to run their operations & it is estimated that the energy consumption of the whole city (the wider sphere of influence) could be at least 50 times that of the city authorities alone.
Participants: Birmingham City Council, Budapest City Council, Municipality of Castellon, Valencia InnDEA (Valencia Municipality), WRC, JERA Consulting EIT+, Optimat, Steinbeis-Transferzentrum, ICLEI
Coordinator: Birmingham City Council
Countries: UK, Spain, Hungary, Polan (Wroclaw), Germany.