CIVIS project explores the potential of social networks and communities to significantly reduce energy use and carbon emission. It will achieve this goal by developing business models for the resulting energy value system and support it with the necessary ICT.
The project will focus on two pilot neighborhoods located in Trento and Stockholm in close collaboration with energy companies, citizens groups and local administrations. Project partners will test and evaluate the technology, clarify business potential and estimate the impact of envisioned deployment on a European scale.

CIVIS will prove that energy may be turned into a good that people can consume, generate and allocate on the basis of their needs, preferences and values.
Today smart grids make Energy network more intelligent and accessibile. New ways of producing energy will soon make citizens not only energy consumers but also energy producers.