Agenzia Fiorentina per l'Energia Srl
Florence Energy Agency Ltd
Year created: 2000 No of staff: 8
Sources of Funding
|15% - European|
|10% - Regional|
|10% - Local|
|57% - Private|
|08% - In-house|
Francesca VAGAGGINI, Communication Manager
Elisa BACHERINI, Energy Desk
Florence Energy Agency is a Limited Company founded in October 2000 under the EU SAVE II Programme with the aim of being the energy management agency in all Florence Province. In 2005, the Agency became a public-body; the Province of Florence owns the major part of the social quotas and other local authorities are partners of the agency (Scandicci municipality, Sesto Fiorentino municipality and the Mugello Mountain Community).
The mission of the company is to operate as a complete "local energy manager" by means of programmes and actions aimed at: energy demand side management improving, rational use of energy promotion, renewable energy sources exploitation and improvement; dissemination of products and technologies for environment safeguard and conservation; developing new methods for energy audits and to train technical specialised personnel; improving the efficiency of local energy requirements and mobility.
The agency collaborates with the University of Florence (engineering and architecture departments) and University of Siena (department of chemistry) for data elaboration and implementations regarding energetic issues and Renewable Energies, study and information exchange among scientific institutions.
The Florence Energy Agency, also has European experience, thanks to the management of some EC projects (Altener): the REST project (Renewable Energy and Sustainable Tourism) and the EU Solar Building Exhibition 2003-2006.
In 2008, the Agency obtained an important contract with Florence Province Administration; this contract defines three main field of activity:
- heating systems and the activity of technical verification (safety and energetic efficiency of heating systems) introduced by Italian law DPR 412/1993;
- Province of Florence Energy Programme: the first and biggest plan for the future policy in the energy matter in the territory of the Province;
- General advising activity in energetic matter for the Province of Florence Administration.
Moreover the Agency is collaborating with local banks, public and private organisations, as well as local authorities, in several informative and educational activities.