The Afurada Living Lab project was presented at the conference “Co-creation of Energy Communities in Portugal – the role of local authorities” on the 17th of November, at the Hilton Hotel, in Vila Nova de Gaia.
The Urban Municipal Company GAIURB, a member of the technological partnership of Afurada Living Lab, presented the project on the panel “From concept to action: development of energy communities in Portugal”, demonstrating its importance to assert the territory of Afurada as a space of innovation and development of innovative solutions aiming to the transition of a low carbon economy, through a collaborative model and co-creation with the local community.
An interactive workshop was also organized to understand the motivations of local authorities in creating energy communities.
The Secretary of State for Energy also participated on this session to address the legislative framework of the Energy Communities and the possible support mechanisms foreseen for the development of these communities.
Funded by the Programme “Environment, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy” of EEA Grants, the consortium will implement different actions and activities focused on the thematic areas of “Sustainable Urban Mobility”, “Circular Economy and Environment” and “Buildings and Energy”, for 3 years.