15 September 2022

15 November 2022

Why launch a call for solutions?

Each of the three RIPEET territories (Outer Hebrides, Scotland; Ostrobothnia, Finland and Extremadura, Spain) has collaboratively identified the most urgent energy need in their region in close collaboration with a diverse range of local stakeholders. We are launching a call for solutions because we want to hear your ideas on how to best address these regional energy needs. 

What is the RIPEET co-creation approach?

The implementation of the RIPEET pilot project will be supported by a “co-creation team”. The term co-creation means that all stakeholders in this team are centrally involved in shaping the work plan, implementation, delivery and assessing the impact of the pilot project in the region. This co-creation approach will also ensure that the developed solution is aligned with the values, needs and expectations of the region. ​​​​​​​

Why three different calls?

Each of the RIPEET territories has identified an energy need which is unique to their region. Since the needs are so diverse, it makes sense to have 3 separate calls, one for each region. You can find more information on the regional calls for solutions in the dedicated pages.

Discover the selected energy solutions

Ostrobothnia selected solutions

Energy village 3.0 - Ostrobothnia’s smart energy villages and communities

by Aktion Österbotten​​​​​​​

Development and piloting of an organisational model for smart energy villages that taps into the knowledge potential and local resources available. The model activates and enhances the capacity of villages and rural areas to deal with energy self-sufficiency and resilience.

Case Älvbyarna- Rural Green Transition in Ostrobothnia 
by Novia University of Applied Sciences & Älvbyarna village association 

Creation of an energy calculation tool for building specific energy use and sustainable energy production. Development of a guide for resident or community operated energy production describing e.g. potential legal forms and business models.


Outer Hebrides selected solution

Local Energy Economy

by the University of the Highlands and Islands Outer Hebrides (UHIOH) and the local council, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES)

Creation of a Local Energy Economy based on sufficient renewable generation to supply all island consumers, the establishment of a locally owned Energy Supply Company, “Hebrides Energy”, examination of better energy efficiency strategies and domestic-level renewable generation to reduce household bills and address fuel poverty 

Extremadura selected solution

Promotion of Energy Communities in Extremadura

by ENVERDE Extremadura Energy, Cooperative Society

Development of a space for co-creation with a key objective of facilitating the interaction of different actors of the quadruple helix to boost Energy Communities in Extremadura and reach, in a collaborative way, a change in the energy model of the region associated to changes in habits and patterns to seek a positive social, economic and environmental impact in the territory.