1. Choosing a problem

Identifying the local energy needs

A preliminary analysis of the energy needs of the local community is essential to define the most appropriate, for the local conditions, RES and EE measures. The local community's needs and priorities should be carefully considered; the decision for the priority RES or EE projects should be needs driven and not technology driven. Setting the local baseline can help to set the main objectives, to quantify targets, to monitor and evaluate the outcomes.

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