HESPUL-WebHespul is an internationally recognised not-for-profit organisation specialised in RUE and RES promotion through technical, educational and social activities. HESPUL have a long term experience with EC-funded (4th to 7th PCRD and IEE) and IEA (PVPS task 10) projects. Initially focused on grid- connected PV, the current projects embrace all activities in the field of renewable energies and rational use of energy, energy planning as well as smart grid. Hespul’s field of action varies from the participation in grass-roots level, to lobbying policy-makers at regional, national and European level through active participation in working groups and professional federations.

Role in City-zen

HESPUL will provide a global technical assistance to Grenoble municipality to ensure the integrated approach of the project and the link with Amsterdam and european partners. In addition, HESPUL will focus on energy policies, local energy roadmapping and supporting on methodological issues of the CityZen activities. Besides HESPUL will ensure the transfer of TRANSFORM project experience to Grenoble and disseminate City-Zen results to the Smart City Stakeholders Platform working groups. HESPUL will lead all the communication related issues (communication strategy, websites, newsletter, promotion support material, etc.)


  • The Project

    A city operating entirely on clean energy. In theory, it's possible. But in real life? How to integrate new solutions in existing buildings, systems and people's lives? What are the technical, economic or social barriers? And how to overcome these? That's what we've learned by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

  • Our Activities

  • Achieved Impacts

    • 20 innovations in Grenoble & Amsterdam
    • 35,000 tonnes CO2 saved per year
    • 76,000 m² renovated residential buildings
    • 10,000 dwellings connected to a Smart Grid