“LOCAL SCHOOLS # LOCAL ENERGY”

city of LAMIA

ABOUT THIS PROJECT

By working together with the local community and the local farmers, we are reducing the heating costs of the 1st and the 17th primary schools of Lamia by switching to local clean energy.

Lamia Sustainable Schools | ELECTRA ENERGY: the energy cooperative working for a sustainable and shared energy model in Greece

AIMS

  • Reduce the energy cost: Starting with a 10% cost reduction and gradually reaching 40%.
  • Clean Local Energy: We stop using oil from the Middle East. Local biomass from local farmers is adequate to provide heating to local schools and generate local wealth
  • Local Community engagement: This is not just another project FOR the local community, this is a project WITH the local community. We work with local farmers, citizens and parents on how their role on local clean energy production and energy saving could turn from passive to active.
  • Catalyst: The project to work as a catalyst for raising awareness and attract interest and capital for more local and citizen-based green energy projects to be developed. That way we can generate local wealth, jobs and social capital

 

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The story so far…

2016

Work with the local community

Lamia Castle | ELECTRA ENERGY: the energy cooperative working for a sustainable and shared energy model in Greece

 

We ran a series of open discussions with local stakeholders, farmers and the municipality of Lamia in order to turn to oil-free local schools by using the excess of biomass available in this rural region.
Our intention is to work on specific ways where parents, farmers and citizens can become active members, as well as co-investors and co-owners of local energy projects

2014

City to farm

Lamia Sustainable Schools | ELECTRA ENERGY: the energy cooperative working for a sustainable and shared energy model in Greece

Together with AgroKnow and Stevia Hellas Cooperative we organized an event about rural development, sustainable farming, entrepreneurship and citizen-based decentralized local energy production.

2014

Pellet production

Together with Stevia Hellas Cooperative, the municipality of Lamia and the university of Thessaly we ran a pilot project on pellet production. The biomass used was municipality biomass leftovers (mainly from municipality trees) and leftovers from crops of local farmers.

2014

Energy day

Together with a local school and Stevia Hellas cooperative we organized a green energy event, as part of the European Energy week. The children wrote an amazing poem on… community energy!

2013

Energy for all

Together with Stevia Hellas cooperative we organized an event on citizen-based local energy production models.

7, Olympionikon Street, Ilioupolis,Attica, Greece
PC 16342 | Tel: +30 210 6293557 | info@electraenergy.coop

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