The Smart Energy Municipalities Project (SEMP) funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) aims to support the four Albanian pilot communities of Berat, Shkodra, Korça and Permet on their path towards a sustainable energy and climate policy.
Based on a feasibility study, which is currently being conducted, the SEMP will assist the four municipalities in planning, managing and monitoring their energy policies in an integrative and sustainable manner by introducing an energy management system. The project will also support them in reducing municipal energy consumption through energy efficiency initiatives, in implementing the national energy objectives and strategies at the local level and in minimising negative environmental impacts.
To achieve these goals, ENCO will collaborate with national and international partners as well as national and local authorities to develop a local energy management system and implement it throughout the pilot communities. The system will be based on the methodology of the European Energy Award and will be adapted to Albanian laws and the particular circumstances of Albanian municipalities. The system component will be complemented by the tailored expansion of local and national authorities’ capacities, a strengthening of relevant institutions, awareness-raising initiatives and the design and implementation of specific energy efficiency projects in collaboration with the pilot municipalities.
Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO
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