5. Implementation procedures
Local energy planning steps
Community empowerment horizontal steps
Turning ideas into realityAspects which may affect the feasibility of the proposed RES or energy efficiency measures should be taken into consideration, in order to put the ideas into reality, i.e.:
- defining the specifications of products, materials, components;
- installation and maintenance requirements and costs;
- preliminary assessment of the total investment costs;
- procurement and commissioning procedures.
- Transparent procedures in the public procurements and call of tenders enable projects to be implemented in consensus with public.
- Communicating clearly the scope, tangible results and specific benefits for the local community helps to avoid citizens’ resistance to an energy project.
- Consider exploiting local supply and production chains, employing local workforce, service providers and manufacturers to enhance the local economy.
- A commonly agreed who-does-what-when action plan will guide efficiently the implementation process, in close connection with regional and national decision-makers and development planners.
- ClimatePolicy info HUB: Renewable Energy Support Policies in Europe
- E3P: European Energy Efficiency Platform
- Knowledge Platform: Dynamic website collecting best practices developed within the frame of several projects funded in Italy by EU Programmes and initiatives
- European Commission: EU-funded research and innovation projects databases
- ODYSSEE-MURE Database: Information on energy efficiency policies and measures in EU member states
- European Commission: Renewable energy, Moving towards a low carbon economy
- European Environmental Agency: Renewable energy sources
- SCORE project: Case studies of eco-innovations in energy efficiency practices
- GreenPartnerships project: Case studies of promoting cooperation principals in RES or energy efficiency projects' development
- ENERSCAPES project: Case studies for RES and landscape assessment
- ENERCOAST project: Technical, Environmental and Economic analysis of low and medium size of solar cooling systems, heat pumps with sea water, wind turbines and tidal current technologies
- RecOil project: Pilot projects of exploiting locally used cooking oil
- GREENCAP initiative: Interreg MED horizontal project for capitalizing green energy projects in the Mediterranean area
- LOCAL4GREEN project: Local policies for green energy
- PRISMI project: Promoting the local potential of new hybrid systems combining RES, storage devices and distributed generation in Mediterranean islands
- ForBioEnergy project: Forest bioenergy in protected Mediterranean areas
- StoRES project: Smart solutions for PV integration and energy storage systems in rural Mediterranean areas
- Pegasus project: Simulation of functioning of microgrids in 7 pilot areas