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2nd Centralized Training Session for C&S

2-3 October, 2014 - Barcelona, Spain

This second tarining session (2 October) hosted the launch of MAYORS IN ACTION tutoring schemes Seminar on Funding opportunities & monitoring 2014-2020.
The main topics addressed during the day have been:

  • Financing sustainable energy actions: real cases on how to successfully use revolving funds, ESCos and community funding
  • Monitoring SEAPs: the new monitoring template step-by-step
  • Exchanging and networking: peer-to-peer and twinnings for C&S

A study tour took place in Osona (Province of Barcelona) the following day to discuss and explore with their peers strategies and good practices for the implementation and monitoring of existing SEAPs.
The Local Energy Agency of Osona depends on the County Council of Osona, a Local Authority, and its aim is to help municipalities managing energy consumption, promoting renewable energy sources and improving energy efficiency. The Agency works mainly for Town councils, but also with the private sector (citizens and enterprises). As of today it collaborated with 49 municipalities,providing energy accounting through a specific software. Though analyzing results from the accounting, the Agency advises Local Authorities on how to reduce energy consumption andenergy costs. The Agency also manages public lighting, and develops specific projects, such as “Unplugg yourself”. It cooperates with other services ( services in tackling fuel poverty), and it advises and gives technical support to Local Authorities on RES development. Part of the savings obtained thanks to this management is returned to the budget of the Local Energy Agency.

The agenda of the day is available here.


Materials presented during the meeting

"Explaining existing funding mechanisms: success stories"

Pol Arranz Piera, UPC: Existing EU funding mechanisms 2014-2020, a practical vision
Best practices from Europe:

Josep Verdaguer, Diputació de Barcelona: ELENA initiative in Barcelona - REDIBA results
Pep Puig i Boix, Som energia Cooperative: Community funding
Marijan Maras, City of Zagreb: Zagreb Energy Efficient City - ZAGEE project

"New SEAP template and monitoring"

Élodie Bossio, Covenant of Mayors Office:The template in detail

"Technical visit to the Local Energy Agency of Osona"

The experience of Local Energy Agency of Osona

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