By REScoop.eu & énostra
1 March 2016, the Italian energy cooperative énostra started providing renewable, sustainable and green electricity to its members. Two years later, the Cooperative is proud to launch Energia ID, giving members and consumers the opportunity to subscribe to an innovative platform created by the Belgian cooperative EnergieID. The platform will help families and companies to collect, analyze and compare energy consumption data in order to rationalize their energy and water consumption as well as their transport kilometers and renewable production.
The initiative is part of the European RESCoop Plus Project - aiming to develop and share good practices for energy saving and efficiency. The project gathered, analyzed, streamlined and replicated different experiences of renewable energy cooperatives.
The EnergieID platform was selected as the winner among the tools with the greatest potential; currently already used by thousands of Belgian energy consumers and good for an average energy saving of 11%.
EnergiaID allows you to monitor your energy consumption and process it in simple graphs through which you can see, evaluate and compare the own consumption with those of other members with a similar profile at national level. The help desk of Enostra will support the consumers in using and interpreting the tool, as well as giving advice on how to save on the energy bill.
The launch of EnergiaID and the process of intense international collaboration that preceded it, proves that energy cooperatives are ideal partners to lead the transition towards a renewable, efficient, sustainable and rational energy use.
The objective of REScoop Plus is to develop energy savings as a new activity for European REScoops. Together with a large number of successful cooperative energy suppliers, the project will measure overall energy savings of their members and identify the European best practices. www.rescoop-ee.eu.
énostra is the natioanl Italian renewable energy cooperative supplying sustainable and ethical energy to households, businesses and Third Sector organizations. énostra has approximately 1,500 members and 2,000 outstanding supply contracts, for a supplied energy volume of 5GWh a year. www.enostra.it.