Priority: Cooperating on low-carbon strategies in CENTRAL EUROPE
Priority Specific Objective: To improve territorial based low-carbon energy planning strategies and policies supporting climate change mitigation.
The CitiEngov project has tackled issues linked with energy efficiency and RES use from the Public Authorities perspective, both aiming at establishing sustainable structures within the administrations with the aim to coordinate activities and initiatives related to energy issues, as well as providing operative tools enabling those activities. This includes the setting up of permanent organizational structures (Energy Units/ One Stop Shop Energy Service Centre) which, once established, will last until there is a political commitment towards the energy topics. Moreover the concept and operative approach for the setting up of Energy Units and One Stop Shop Energy Service Centre, are easily adaptable and transferable beyond the regions involved, and represent a necessary step also to foster a model based on a collaborative approach with the territorial stakeholders (energy agencies, energy providers, energy experts..). The training schemes implemented have contributed to the enhancement of the institutional know how and the creation of new positions, more skilled and technical, within the involved authorities. In relation to this, the adoption of overall 26 new energy tools (including SEAP, SECAP, Energy Plan) assures a long term approach and a formal commitment for the next years.
The creation of the online CitiEnGov Toolkit , which is continuously updated also after the project end by the professionals active in the sector, is a source of information and practical solutions enabling the transfer of good and bad practices in the Programme area and beyond it.
On the other side the technical solutions tested by the project, ranging from the Energy dashboard (meant to support the decision making process) and the public lighting system, are important tools whose durability is linked with data availability and optimization of economic resources of the interested Municipalities. It is also important to underline that CitiEnGov has also dealt with the citizens involvement, not only by means of awareness raising and dissemination campaigns, but indeed addressing financial aspects as the definition of some comprehensive incentive or taxation policies aimed at encouraging residents to improve energy behaviour.
New Energy Unit
New energy plans
Eco Citizen Programme
New energy service centre
New public lighting system in Split
Online tool for energy data management
2.2. TRAINING MODULE FOR COMPETENCIES OF ENERGY UNITS
2.3. TRAINING SCHEME
2.4. STRATEGIES/ACTION PLAN FOR ENERGY PLANNING
3.1. TRANSNATIONAL STRATEGY TO ENCOURAGE THE ADOPTION OF EE AND RES SOLUTIONS
3.2. PILOT ACTIONS FOR IMPROVING LOCAL/REGIONAL ENERGY PERFORMANCE IN six COUNTRIES
✉ Newsletter CitiEnGov - may 2017 [ENG .pdf 491 KB]
✉ Newsletter CitiEnGov - september 2017 [ITA .pdf 1,2 MB]
✉ Newsletter CitiEnGov - Focus on Eco Citizen Programme [ENG .pdf 7,6 MB]
✉ Newsletter CitiEnGov - september 2018 [ENG .pdf 3,1 MB]
✉ Newsletter CitiEnGov - april 2019 [ENG .pdf 767 KB]
3 pilot actions
• Eco-Citizen Programme – domestic behavioural change in energy consumption in Ferrara (IT), Ludwigsburg (D) and Hajdú-Bihar County (HU)
• Design and Launch of a One Stop Shop Energy Service Centre in Weiz (AT), Bydgoszcz and Grodzisk (PL)
• Green Public Lighting System in Split (HR)
• raising awareness of citizens about energy efficiency issues
• supporting energy units and give advisory services on RES and EE solutions
• improving the sustainable urban public lighting management
• promoting innovative solutions to enhance energy efficiency at urban level
Pilot Action 1: The Eco-Citizens Programme
The Eco-Citizens Programme aims at actively involving households, raising awareness about domestic behavioral changes towards energy efficiency and RES use. By means of thematic events, workshops and tailor-made consultancy services, citizens have reduced the energy consumption and decreased domestic
Overall here are the figures at project level:
• 3 cities involved (Ferrara, Ludwigsburg, Hajdú-Bihar County)
• 50 families (30 in Italy, 10 in Germany, 10 in Hungary)
• 11 seminars organized for citizens about domestic behavioral change
• 5% average energy saved for all the households involved in the Programme
Pilot Action 2: One Stop Shop Energy Centre
The One Stop Shop Energy Centre in Weiz (AT), Bydgoszcz and Grodzisk Mazowiecki (PL) is a single servic where all the stakeholders can approach public administrations with all energy-related issues.
The activities of the One Stop Shop Energy Centre in the 3 cities are the following:
• information (about policies, initiatives, step-by-step assistance about energy related issues)
• education of citizens about the importance of EE and RES
• demonstration of EE and RES solutions
• consultations for citizens and stakeholders
• initiation of local and regional initiatives for new EE and RES solutions
Pilot Action 3: Green public lighting system in Split
A Pilot Action for the modernization of public lighting (Green Public Lighting System) has bee implemented in the city of Split (HR) based on Smart City solutions.
This project enables the City of Split to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy sources as a ste towards more efficient management of energy resources at urban level. It also contributes to achieve the energy savings targets set by the City Council.
• 18.000 square meters covered with new smart lighting
• energy savings of 80%
• reduction of 11.5 tons of CO2 per year
CitiEnGov aims to improve the capacity of public administrations to implement new energy planning strategies through a new comprehensive concept based on the:
Project Specific Objectives