ESV mentoring in PROSPECT Learning Cycle 2
The Mentor ‘ESV - OÖ Energiesparverband (AT)’ and Mentees ‘Municipality of Dobrich (BG)’, ‘Municipality of Umag (HR)’, ‘Municipality of Čakovec (HR)’ and ‘Municipality of Kildare (IE)’ will participate in the 2nd Cycle of the PROSPECT Learning Programme, constituting the 5th Group for Public Lighting. The peer learning activities will be focalised on Energy Performance Contracting (EPC).+Mentors' Corner
During Step 1, an online session took place on the 18th of March 2019. At this first online session, ESV presented the ‘EPC in Upper Austria’ projects, which cover the sectors of Public Lighting (Municipality of Bad Schallerbach, Municipality of Gunskirchen, Large-scale conversion to LED in Wels, Gas station "Pink"), Public and Business Buildings and Renewable Energy Installations. It supports energy efficiency projects and investments in renewable energy technologies in the public and business sectors. The key to the programme's success is the combination of a strong supporting facilitation service (information & advice services offered by the regional energy agency) and a financial incentive offered by the regional government. Overall, this has led to a functional and well developed Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) market in Upper Austria with many EPC projects implemented each year. More than 200 contracting projects were supported (about 100 in municipalities, 50 in companies and 50 in institutions), with a total investment of around 65 million €. For example, in the Municipality of Bad Schallerbach the following savings were achieved: 130,900 kWh of electricity, 19,500 € of electricity costs, 20,000 € of maintenance costs, as well as a CO2 emission reduction of 60 tons.
During Step 2 of the Learning Programme, a second online session will take place and Mentee representatives will have the opportunity to present their own projects, pointing out their special needs as well as the respective sectors in which they intend to gain knowledge and experience.
The Mentees will visit the ESV in Austria to learn about best practices for Public Lighting
Step 3 includes the physical meeting, where representatives from all the participating cities and regions will have the chance to talk in detail about all the stages of their project and become more familiar with clean energy best practices via targeted site visits.
The 4th and last Step of the Programme will include an online session dedicated to the assessment and evaluation of the peer learning activities.
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