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Energy efficiency and renewables - Supporting policies in local level for energy (ENER-SUPPLY)
Title: Energy efficiency and renewables - Supporting policies in local level for energy (ENER-SUPPLY)
Funding: European Commission, South-East Europe Transnational Co-operation Programme
Budget: 1 758 461 EUR
Timeframe: Apr. 2009 - Mar. 2012

In South-East Europe (SEE), the transfer, experimentation and consolidation of know-how related to the use and production of energy, following a good planning and employing the appropriate management methods, are important for the improvement of the energy balances of the countries. The ENER-SUPPLY project will assist the local authorities in these activities, particularly in relation to the utilization of renewable energy sources (RES) and the implementation of energy efficiency (EE) measures.

The main project activities include:

  • Transfer of knowledge about RES utilization from the experienced countries to the partners and local authorities from the less experienced countries.
  • Experimentation of good practices of Energy Managements Systems (EMS), including introduction of EMS concept, testing and evaluation of the EMS implementation in selected local territories.
  • Encouraging EE and RES investments in the territories, through: developing maps of RES potential; feasibility studies for EE and RES; identification of financing opportunities; and promotion of these results to potential investors.

The public administrations could lead the changes towards more sustainable energy production and use, by supporting EE and utilization of RES. Therefore, the specific objectives of the project are to:

  • develop the capacity of the local administration in the field of EE, including energy audits in buildings and industry, feasibility studies for EE measures, financial sources and schemes, energy management systems, EU legislation, and development of EE action plans;
  • develop the capacity of the local administration in the field of RES, including feasibility studies, financial sources and schemes, RES potential maps, EU legislation, and development of RES action plans;
  • attract private and public investments in the field of EE and RES in the selected territories.
Contractors: Comune di Potenza, Italy (Project Coordinator); CRES, Greece; Energy Efficiency Agency, Bulgaria; BSREC, Bulgaria; ENERO, Romania; Center for Environmental Studies, Hungary; Faculty of Business Economy, University of Economics, Slovak Republic; Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy; Centre for Studies and Experimental Research in Geotechnologies, Italy; EIHP, Croatia; EARM, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Albania - EU Energy Efficiency Centre, Albania; REIC, Bosnia & Herzegovina