This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 754162.
The Compete4SECAP project (C4S) aims at helping local authorities put their existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) into action.
The project promotes the adoption of standardized energy management systems in municipalities through the coordination of national competitions and peer-to-peer exchanges which steer the attention and involvement of local to national authorities in 8 European countries.
The project also helps facilitate the upgrade of SEAPs into Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs), as per new planning approaches promoted by the Covenant of Mayors.
The C4S project covers 8 countries across Europe, and will recruit at least 32 local authorities. Each town will designate a local Energy Management Team to implement Energy Management System (EnMS) in public buildings and other municipal operations (i.e. public facilities, street lighting, municipal vehicle fleets).
A national energy management group is also to be created in each country, involving representatives from each of the four participating cities, as well as national policymakers, other stakeholders and the in-country project partner.
Teaming up for Energy
In order to facilitate the involvement of the cities and foster the implementation of project activities, a competition among the Energy Management Teams is being organized to help promote an exchange of experiences.
They will compete for the most efficient way of implementing an EnMS and reaching the highest level of energy savings. The success of each city will depend on how well they team up to work together towards common goals.
The best teams will be awarded at the final C4S conference.
- B.&S.U. mbH
- Cyprus Energy Agency
- DOOR Society For Sustainable Development Design
- EKODOMA Ltd.
Start date: 1 October 2017 - End date: 30 September 2020