C4_PuL5: OÖ Energiesparverband (ESV) is back mentoring on EPC for Public Lighting
The Mentor OÖ Energiesparverband (ESV)’ (Austria) and Mentees ‘Cyprus Energy Agency/Nicosia’ (Cyprus), ‘Federation of BiH/Sarajevo’ (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Dobrich Municipality (Bulgaria) of the 5th Learning Group for Public Lighting, participated in two online peer learning sessions. The peer learning activities will be focalised on EPC. +Mentors' Corner
The first orientation session (Step 1) of the Learning Programme took place on the 7th of January 2020 when Anja presented the Streetlight-EPC in Upper Austria to the group of mentees. The presentation covered the combination of a strong supporting facilitation service (information and advice services offered by the regional energy agency) and its financial incentive offered by the regional government as the key to the programme's success. Overall, this has led to a functional and well-developed EPC market in Upper Austria with many EPC projects implemented each year. Some of the examples of implemented Streetlight projects in Upper Austria mentioned by Anja happened in the municipalities of Bad Schallerbach, Gunskirchen and Wels (Municipality of Bad Schallerbach, Municipality of Gunskirchen, Large-scale conversion to LED in Wels, Gas station "Pink"), where there was a comprehensive refurbishment of the public lighting system of 790, 727 and 4,200 lighting points to LED, respectively.
After this first session, the mentees could get a better understanding on why Upper Austria EPC has found its place in the portfolio of sustainable energy solutions in the region.
The Step 2, on the 4th of February 2020, had the objective of presenting the mentees´ organisations and the projects they want to implement in their cities and/or regions as well as which innovative financing schemes they would like to apply. The potential projects will be further detailed during the Step 3 and developed with the help of OÖ Energiesparverband (ESV).
The Mentees will visit Upper Austria to learn about best practices for Public Lighting
Step 3 includes the physical meeting, where representatives from all the participating cities and regions will have the chance to talk in detail about all the stages of their project and become more familiar with clean energy best practices via targeted site visits.
The 4th and last Step of the Programme will include an online session dedicated to the assessment and evaluation of the peer learning activities.
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