- Leaders in energy transition - ManagEnergy -
ManagEnergy is an European Commission initiative dedicated to regional and local energy agencies with the objectives of assisting them in becoming leaders in the energy transition and of increasing sustainable energy investments in regions and cities.
There is a wide consensus that more energy efficiency and renewable energy investments are needed and that the regional/local level is key to making these investments happen. ManagEnergy provides information, know-how, visibility and networking opportunities and supports local and regional energy agencies in delivering new services or boosting existing ones. Energy agencies are in a unique position to support energy transition in their regions and cities in their role of project developers, aggregators and facilitators for public authorities and this places them at the forefront of energy investments in Europe.
The Managenergy work programme from 2017 to 2020 has a strong focus on sustainable energy investments. A completely new website, social media and communication tools will inform sustainable energy actors on the most recent developments in the area of energy efficiency policies and financing opportunities. Master classes (held in Brussels), expert missions (hosted by energy agencies) and Managenergy events in Brussels will raise the skills of local and regional energy agencies in energy efficiency, financing and project development.
The ManagEnergy initiative was first time launched by the European Commission in 2002 to support local and regional energy agencies, many of which have been created thanks to the support of the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. A series of contracts with different services providers has been used to support the implementation of the initiative since its launch. Since 2001., ManagEnergy organised 45 capacity building workshops in different Member States and 33 networking events, in which stakeholders involved on a specific topic meet and interact at the European level.