Prague (Czech Republic)

Prague - the Czech Pilot Project

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The Czech capital has a population of 1.3 million and is currently finalising its Climate Plan aiming at a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 45% by 2030.

This reduction will be achieved inter alia through the development of community-(co-)owned renewables. Prague is planning to produce more than 8% of its total energy consumption from renewable sources by the end of 2030. These measures are combined with energy efficiency measures to reduce the energy consumption of buildings to a low level (50kWh / m2) and a passive standard (15 kWh / m2).

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In the coming years, the city is going to increase the installed capacity on all its properties (municipal buildings and city districts, apartment buildings, municipal enterprises, etc.), achieving a total production of energy from renewable sources of approximately 2.1 GWh per year.

Excess energy production is to be used in public, administrative and private buildings, and energy savings caused by changes in consumption behaviour are expected to reach up to 10%. In 2021 and 2022, photovoltaic panels with an output of 2-3 MWp will be installed on city properties (mostly on school buildings).

Up to 250 households can thus become co-owners and investors in community renewable energy sources. The expected annual energy yield will likely exceed the demand of these households three times.

See also our project movie presentation here.

The city of Prague and the renewable energy consultants of Porsenna are implementing the project as a SCORE pilot project with support from the SCORE consortium partners and legal advice from Ernst & Young and Frank Bold.