The use of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and the implementation of Energy Efficiency (EE) measures in South-East Europe represent important chances to cleverly rethink the energy management. Public local administrations can play a leading role to reduce the impact on the environment and to improve the financial management within the energy field. For these reasons, it is essential for public local administration to strengthen their expertise.
In this perspective, through the ENER SUPPLY project, an assistance aimed at helping the local authorities of eleven territories within three areas were provided:
- energy management implementation
- planning of investment in RES
- promotion of investments in RES
The ENER SUPPLY project, financed by the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme, is the result of a common effort of 13 partners from 11 South-East Europe countries (Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina), whose Lead Partner is the Municipality of Potenza, Italy. This project started in April 2009 and was completed in March 2012.
The local administration staff working in the energy field was the final beneficiary of this project. Other stakeholders interested in the development of energetically “sustainable” processes were involved in the project activities too.