ENCHANT (2020-2023)

Improving
overall energy efficiency

Project partners:

  1. Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (Norway, project coordinator)
  2. Smart Innovation Norway (Norway)
  3. Norges Naturvernforbund (Norway)
  4. Viken fylkeskommune (Norway)
  5. NTNU Samfunnsforskning AS (Norway)
  6. Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy)
  7. Fondazione Roffredo Caetani Onlus (Italy)
  8. Energia Positiva Societa Cooperativa (Italy)
  9. Izmir Ekonomi Universitesi (Turkey)
  10. Izmir Buyuksehir Belediyesi (Turkey)
  11. Gediz Elektrik Perakende Satis AS (Turkey)
  12. Universitatea Babes Bolyai (Romania)
  13. Electrica Furnizare S.A. (Romania)
  14. Municipul Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
  15. Asociatia Centrul pentru Studiul Democratiei (Romania)
  16. Energieinstitut An Der Johannes Kepler Universitat Linz Verein (Austria)
  17. Energie Kompass GmbH (Austria)
  18. Badenova AG & CO KG (Germany)
The time for reaching the necessary cuts in energy use and CO2 emissions is running out quickly and increasing energy efficiency in households substantially is a prerequisite for reaching these goals in time.

Behaviour science has provided deep insights into mechanisms of behaviour change in this domain in a large number of small-scale pilots. However, the urgency of the task makes it necessary to role-out such intervention programs lagre-scale and quickly. This requires knowledge on how behaviour science based intervention programs can be provided in real-life situations, on large scale, and resource efficient by real market actors.

To address this knowledge gap, the ENCHANT consortium and research approach have been carefully designed to systematically evaluate existing knowledge on energy efficiency interventions, reanalyse existing data in the field, design realistic intervention packages, and implement them on 10 million households in six European countries with a large group of user partners of different types (energy providers, municipalities, NGOs) testing different communication channels.

An important contribution of ENCHANT is to investigate the impact of different interventions on a wider variety of energy related choices, comprising both curtailment, maintenance, and investment. 

Project website:

https://enchant-project.eu/

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EU program:

EU Horizon 2020

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Related projects:

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.