Set up an action group

This step implies the setup of an action group that is going to be related with the replication of the ROBINSON concept through the various stages of its implementation. The engagement of possible stakeholders from the early stages of the replication may be of added value since any various aspects that may rise will be taken into account earlier.

Setting up an action group

Identify potential key actors to gain the broadest support

Consequently, is of major importance to ‘Identify potential key actors to gain the broadest supportfor the beneficiary of the ROBINSON concept. These key actors apart may include the local society, regional and municipal authorities, technical and economical chambers and possible stakeholders. The local society may play a crucial role in the acceptance of any RES installations in the local environment. Furthermore, local society -or part of it- may also be stakeholders, since depending on possible traits (e.g., farmers, fishermen, hotel owners) may provide biomass from leftovers. Local regional and municipal authorities - legislative or managerial oriented, could assist and determine licensing procedures for the installation and operation of RES, also provide integrating solutions in the framework of a strategical plan or roadmap locally, if existed. The enrolment of a local technical and economical chamber may provide valuable information referring to construction procedures, RES legislation, grid connection and economy practices adaptation, respectively, since the replication of the ROBINSON concept could empower in economic terms comprising of tax policy, local economy indexes, local market characteristics, etc. Furthermore, Academic or Research/Technology Institution that is hosted or is related to the replication area could be a beneficial stakeholder, since it may provide state-of-the-art support for technical, societal, environmental, and economical aspects. Finally, the provision of financial support from selected stakeholders is possibly, especially the authorities, or in-directly through the connection of stakeholders with funding opportunities; local, national, or European grants as being beneficiary-partners.

Engagement of all stakeholders and end-users from the beginning

The ’Engagement of all stakeholders and end-users from the beginning in order to secure the commitment and the interests of every involved party in a ROBINSON replication project is a crucial next step. Thus, it is needed to clarify both the needs that were referred to the previous step, and the advantages that the ROBINSON solution may offer.

Assignment of responsibilities to the component stakeholders

Following the previous actions of this step, the ‘Assignment of responsibilities to the component stakeholders, is based on their expertise. Thus, the project will be organised in a time and cost-efficient manner, role, milestones, and feedback will be referred to the respective stakeholder, and the overarching monitoring of the ROBINSON replication will be easier and more accurate.       

Result: Wider support for replication of ROBINSON concept

Aim of this step is the identification of the key actors and potential stakeholders for the replication of the ROBINSON concept. Thus, resulting in the acceptance of the ROBINSON concept and the assignment of responsibilities to the stakeholders from zeroth day. This is important in the scope of the various legislative, financial and operational issues that need to be addressed in an effective and easy-to-adapt way from each respective assignee.