Experiences and solutions for the development of Green Public Procurement in the renewable energy sector
Thu March 24 2022, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The objective of this Stakeholder Café organized as part of the H2020 XPRESS project is focused on the not yet fully developed potential of public procurement and supporting the application of innovative technologies in energy transformation.
Successful examples of Green Public Procurement in the energy sector and the elements that have contributed to their success will be presented during the event.
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Agenda

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  • Thursday
    Mar 24
  • 10:00 AM
    Connection to the zoom platform
  • 10:05 AM
    Welcome and introduction of the workshop
  • 10:10 AM
    Europe: setting the scene. Valuable experiences on Green Public Procurement and Renewable Energy Sources
  • 10:50 AM
    Q&A session
  • 11:00 AM
    11:15 AM
    Conclusions of the day and next steps

Event details

Experiences and solutions for the development of Green Public Procurement in the renewable energy sector


The objective of this Stakeholder Café organized as part of the H2020 XPRESS project is focused on the not yet fully developed potential of public procurement and supporting the application of innovative technologies in energy transformation.
Successful examples of Green Public Procurement in the energy sector and the elements that have contributed to their success will be presented during the event.
 
In particular, the speakers coming from several different European countries, will discuss how to overcome the bureaucratic, financial and technical barriers that hinder the full involvement of public administrations and innovative companies in the development of GPP in the renewable energy sector. For example, it may be difficult for a public authority to find small and medium-sized enterprises that can offer innovative services. By the same token, complex public procurement procedures might represent a burden for SMEs. These issues are even more relevant when restarting a business after the pandemic.

The meeting is part of a broader process in partnership with European actors and networks that collaborate in the success of these initiatives. 




XPRESS in a nutshel

XPRESS – an EU-funded project under Horizon 2020 R&I programme – gives support to Public Procurements to facilitate the collaboration between SMEs and the public sector for the adoption of RES (Renewable Energy Sources) in regions. Public procurement can be an effective tool for promoting innovation and integration of RES - for municipalities and businesses. However, there are several barriers that need to be overcome.
The stakeholder cafe is aimed at identifying solutions and proposals, considering both barriers (including EU procurement rules) and opportunities based on the most up to date results of the XPRESS project.