In Spain, POWER UP will implement a pilot scheme in Valencia. It’s the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, located on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, 790.201 inhabitants.
Valencia is one of the 6 European pilots that act as “living labs”: each of them will implement novel business models around renewable energy or energy efficiency services together with households affected by energy poverty and with local stakeholders (municipalities, social organisations, energy utilities, citizen cooperatives etc.).
LAS NAVES is a Foundation promoted by València City Council whose aim is to promote social and urban innovation putting people at the center of innovative action. It accompanies processes and initiatives that can provide innovative solutions to the real problems of citizenship and urban challenges, strengthening the social structures of the territory, through knowledge and technology, putting innovation at the service of citizenship, to contribute to governance and social cohesion.
The Foundation is driving and implementing the city’s climate change strategy in its different aspects. The Foundation is developing activities to tackle climate change, mitigation and adaptation to ensure climate justice and energy democracy for all the inhabitants of the city of Valencia.