COVENANT OF MAYORS Experience of Diputació de Barcelona drafting SEAP: methodology, results and management Diputació de Barcelona JANUARY 2013. Background:.
COVENANT OF MAYORS
Experience of Diputació de Barcelona drafting SEAP:
methodology, results and management
Diputació de Barcelona
Nowadays: 193 municipalities (62%) signed the Covenant, representing more than 90% of total Province’s population
Technical and financial support to municipalities so they can face obligations coming from their adhesion to the Covenant:
1) Development of a methodology and financing (100%) Sustainable Energy Action PLans (PAES/SEAP).
2) Tools and mechanisms to help municipalities to find financial resources to invest on SEAP actions. http://www.diba.cat/en/web/mediambient/elena
The plans (SEAP)
2,9 milions €
From 2008 Barcelona Provincial Council has spent
to draft SEAP
Some problems we found
In the beginning (2008-2009) there wasn’t a specific methodology
Development of a methodology and subsequent adjustment to the one developed by the JRC
The plans (SEAP): Methodology
The plans (SEAP): Baseline Emission Inventory
The plans (SEAP): Energy Assessment Visits
They are very important because: they allow specificity in each SEAP, they give us real knowledge of municipal facilities, so further really specific actions can be proposed, and as for the consultancy responsible of drafting the SEAP those EAV avoid writing “SEAP twins".
Purpose: To know the reality of the state of municipal facilities
IT IS NOT AN ENERGY AUDIT
Emissions SEAP approach(tCO2-eq)*
Expected emissions savings (tCO2-eq)
Town Council emissions (tCO2-eq)
Number of foreseen actions
Actions with direct responsability of the Town Council (%)
Emissions per inhabitant (tCO2-eq/inhab.)
SEAP Emissions per inhabitant (tCO2-eq/inhab.)
Town Council Emissions per inhabitant (tCO2-eq/inhab)
Percentage of emissions coming from Town Council** (%)
SEAP: Some results
- 164 finished SEAPs. The analysis of158 shows:
* Primary and Industry sectors not included ** on SEAP emissions
Costs distribution of the actions involving: municipal buildings and facilities, public lighting and municipal fleet
Distribution (number) of the actions involving: municipal buildings and facilities, public lighting and municipal fleet
Relative cost of execution depneding on the municipality size
We have established a methodology based on Excel, to perform biennial follow-ups (do not require emissions inventory) 3 seminars have been conducted to test the model with 60 municipalities.
ONCE SEAP IS APPROVED?
ACTIONS HAVE TO BE CARRIED OUT
What problems do we found?
- Small projects are hardly interesting for potential investors
- Lack of knowledge of new financing mechanisms and its legal fitting in the public administration by technicians, legal services
Most actions are run directly to the City Council (58%) on buildings, facilities and public lighting, but there is an important lack of resources.
Barcelona Provincial Council is a beneficiary from the investment facilitation tool ELENA:
2) How? Development of specific financing mechanisms, contracts and technical studies so that the Municipality does get indebted.
COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION?
Training for Local Governments staff
Energy management of public lighting
TIC and other new technologies in public lighting
Solar thermal installations
Photovoltaic plants in municipal buildings
Energy audits in municipal buildings
Energy services companies contracts
Basic energy management
A regularly workshops, conferences and seminars are organized
Summary on the support given by DIBA to the municipalities
What benefits have I got because of the adhesion to the Covenant?
I know how I am: how much I consume and where
I know what I can do
I can plan where to begin to take action based on the estimated costs and expected savings.
For citizens: lower energy consumption means lower ecological footprint and, of course, less economic expenses.
I know how to reduce my energy dependance: renewable local sources.
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