On Thursday 18 June, an online round table entitled “Energy Poverty in Greece: Quantification, Monitoring and Alleviation Policies” was organised. This online event was an initiative within STEP-IN, co-organised by the project partner National Technical University of Athens.
About twenty experts in the field of energy poverty participated in the round table from universities, research centers, governmental authorities and consumer unions. The main objective was the presentation of the principles of the Action Plan for Alleviating Energy Poverty in Greece, which is currently under formation, from the Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES). A discussion followed the presentation, which included comments and suggestions about the definition of energy vulnerable customers, the monitoring indicators and the development of energy poverty tackling policies. The experience gained in the STEP-IN project was also presented to the panel.
The participants agreed on the necessity of the Action Plan, which is an important step for an integrated approach against energy poverty. Moreover, the main points of the discussion will be used to support the next phases of the Action Plan’s formation.
The event was part of the digital Energy Days within the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). For more information on the Energy Days and EUSEW please visit https://eusew.eu/