“There is a kind of movement that cannot be stopped.”

Juan Eguidazu (E+P Cooperativa) and Javier Zardoya Pamplona (Municipal Energy Agency of Pamplona)


Since almost 20 years the region of Navarra in the North of Spain pioneers with wind and more and more with solar energy. Now, building an energy community with the regional capital Pamplona as a partner means getting to the next level. This energy community is part of the local government’s climate change strategy for 2030.  I wanted to gain a very personal and honest insight into the creation process. And so I’ve invited Juan Eguidazu and Javier Zardoya. One is a cooperative member and the other is working in the city energy agency. 1 story, two perspectives.

Juan and Javier took part in the ECF Collaboration Lab on October 2020 together with delegates from Pamplona and Modena.

The European Climate Foundation (ECF) is an international non-profit organization whose aims are to promote climate and energy policies that reduce Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions and help Europe play a stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change.

This episode was recorded via internet. It is part of “City Stories” which is brought to you by the EU project m Power. mPower explores how cities and citizens can manage the energy transition together – in a fair, clean and democratic way. Participation can happen at various stages: from involving citizens, local NGOs or businesses in the policy design to any stage of the energy value chain: for example as shareholders or even prosumers. The mPower project gets funding from the European Horizon 2020 programme.

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Javier Zardoya and Juan Eguidazu

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Name

Javier Zardoya and Juan Eguidazu

Position

Municipal Energy Agency of Pamplona and E+P Cooperativa

Date

20/11/2020

Location

Pamplona, Spain

Website

www.pamplona.es

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