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CEPPI Project

Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Castelló & Valencia (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland) are joining efforts to look for more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach.


  1. Launched in April 2015, the goal of this 3-year project is to save at least 33GWh/year and to develop the capacity of public authorities to implement innovation procurement solutions for energy-related projects.
  2. To achieve the objectives, several actions will be taken: procurement officers will be trained, public tenders with energy efficiency specifications will be launched, and suppliers will be invited to engage in dialogue with public authorities to analyse which innovative solutions can be applied.
  3. The CEPPI consortium is conformed by 5 cities - Birmingham, Budapest, Castelló, Valencia and Wrocław - and four expert partners -JERA, Optimat, STW and ICLEI:
  4. The CEPPI project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649720.
  5. Here is the CEPPI logo:

  7. Before the project was launched, some newspapers already informed about the CEPPI project and its goals.
  8. This article was published in El Periòdic, a Spanish newspaper: Valencia receives 116,000 euros of EU funding to implement Innovative Public Procurement
  9. On March 2015, Alfonso Bataller, who at that time was the mayor of Castelló, announced to the media that the city would take part in the CEPPI project. "The project will start in April. The main aim is to improve the capacity of the city in order to implement more sustainable energy solutions through an innovative public procurement approach," he said.

  11. All partners met in Birmingham for the kick-off meeting of the project: