ENEDI staff participates in the organization of a participatory event aimed at promoting the figure of “energy communities”.

As part of the summer school of the Erasmus Mundus Master Smart Cities and Communities (SMACCs), organized this year by the UPV/EHU in Bizkaia Aretoa, 25 students from 17 countries are working on the creation of energy communities in different parts of the globe, within the international dynamic Global Climathon, promoted by the EIT Climate-KIC.

The examples they are working on are Newman in Australia, Santa Marta in El Salvador, Pancevo in Serbia, Mercer Island in the United States, and the island of Formentera in the Balearic Islands. Organized in multidisciplinary groups, they propose the creation of participatory energy communities for the deployment of renewable energies, taking into account not only technical aspects, but also economic and social ones, such as energy poverty, cultural diversity, or the gender perspective.

For the organization and revitalization of the work of the Climathon, the Department of Energy and Energy has also had the support of Alfredo Bezos, from TRANSITABZ, a regular collaborator in the organization of the Climathon Eibar, which is usually held in autumn at the UPV/EHU itself.