LECo - Local Energy communities

The LECo project supports small communities in becoming self-sufficient regarding energy. The project aims at raising awareness about energy efficiency and the possibilities to use locally available renewable energy, such as wind, solar and hydropower, as well as side streams from industry, households and agricultural origin.

The project gathers test groups from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Ireland. The goal is that the test group will become self-sufficient regarding energy making the most of locally available energy source and new technologies.

LECo online platform
More information about project and energy communities: localenergycommunities.net

Contact

Heidi Kanala-Salminen
Centria University of Applied Sciences
heidi.kanala-salminen@centria.fi
Tel: +358 447 250 241 

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Community Renewables Podcast produced by LECo has been published. The series includes 11 episodes that will go live each Thursday starting on...

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The LECo newsletter 6/2020 has been published.

Read more: https://mailchi.mp/centria.fi/leco-project-062020

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The LECo newsletter 3/2020 has been published. This and the previous newsletters are available via link: http://leco.interreg-npa.eu/resources/.

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LECo-project has delivered a business plan to act as a template for similar future projects in the different regions and to help to ensure the...

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The transition to a low-carbon economy is one of the key priorities of the European Union. And local energy communities are key to success. LECo...

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