BIRMINGHAM

BUDAPEST

CASTELLÓ

VALENCIA

WROCŁAW

5 CITIES
AND
4 EXPERT PARTNERS

LOOKING FOR
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
SOLUTIONS

THROUGH
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
OF INNOVATION

TO ACHIEVE
ENERGY SAVINGS
of 33 GWH PER YEAR

Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Castelló & Valencia (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland) are joining efforts to look for more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach. Under the umbrella of the EU-funded CEPPI project, these five cities will demonstrate that by selectively intervening in scheduled public tenders, energy consumption can be reduced. The goal of this 3-year project is to save at least 33GWh/year and to develop the capacity of public authorities to implement innovation procurement solutions for energy-related projects. The CEPPI Cities aspire to adopt a leadership role in their regions.

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CEPPI project meets energy saving targets through innovation procurement

The CEPPI project concluded in July having intervened in a variety of innovation procurement opportunities, with an energy saving impact estimated at over 100GWh/year in the long term. These include a hydrogen bus investment, smart energy efficiency street lighting and energy efficiency transformations of schools, hospitals and fire stations.

Starting in 2015 and coordinated by Optimat, CEPPI (Coordinated energy-related Public Procurement of Innovation) aimed to demonstrate how European cities can make more rapid progress towards achieving their energy-related objectives through the strategic use of public procurement and specifically through the adoption of pro-innovation procurement methods.  Representatives of five city authorities of different sizes and cultures (Birmingham, Budapest, Castellon, Valencia and Wroclaw) participated in a ‘Living Lab’ by adopting and, where necessary, adapting public procurement of innovation (PPI) methodologies in forthcoming tenders.

The full list of procurement interventions and supporting resources are available to view on the project website. The project has also produced a package of in-depth guidance, which includes Ene

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