Voltataqa is a group of residents of the Boondael neighbourhood, in the south of Brussels, Belgium, that shares good practices in energy consumption and production.
Voltataqa members reflect about our energy consumption, its problems and its complexities. At the same time, they question the role played by the different actors in the national energy system, address the challenges of the energy transition, and look for the most effective ways to fight fuel poverty.
Through the project ElectriEfficiency, they seek to optimise the energy consumption of households in the Vandeuren/Volta district. To do this, Electriefficiency identifies and assesses the socio-economic, technical and institutional factors that burden the budget of the households concerned; assesses which collective and technical measures can be put in place to reduce the energy consumption expenses of the households, and establishes a participatory project to carry out the recommended solutions and collective measures.
Moreover, they have a project to share cargo bikes with members of the energy community and other neighbours and they manage a collective kitchen project that aims to gather all local initiatives for integration and social cohesion.
Voltataqa collaborates with non-profit association Energy4commons and social housing society BinHome to implement collective energy sharing projects.