The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 for Energy Efficiency was officially adopted on 13 October 2015. The total budget for the Energy Efficiency Calls amounts to approximately EUR 194 million for 2016 and 2017. The Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Call 2016-2017 provides support for innovation through
- Research and demonstration of more energy-efficient technologies and solutions;
- Market uptake measures to remove market and governance barriers by addressing financing, regulations and the improvement of skills and knowledge.
and focuses on five areas:
- Heating and Cooling
- Industry, Services and Products
- Finance for Sustainable Energy
In the field of energy, the Horizon 2020 Energy Challenge is designed to support the transition to a secure, clean and efficient energy system for Europe, and the Work Programme 2016-2017 for ‘Secure, clean and efficient energy’ is split into four main areas: Energy-efficiency; Competitive Low Carbon Energy; Smart Cities & Communities; and SME Instruments.
The Energy Efficiency part of the Horizon 2020 challenge ‘Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy’ is being administered by the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME).