5. Implementation procedures

Turning ideas into reality

Aspects 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.
Tips
  • 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.

Useful resources:

  • 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