Alba County has many natural resources which have not yet been harnessed. There is a high level of specific energy consumption in some economic sectors in Romania and Alba County. Meanwhile, several heavy industry companies have closed and generated unemployment. Also, energy bills represent an important part of the average spending of a household. Sustainable energy policies are required for all these reasons, and Alba County Council has assumed a leading role in this matter with an integrated approach.
Since 2007, Alba County Council has adopted a strong sustainable energy policy for a better development of Alba County. A set of integrated actions has been planned:
A participatory approach was used with the involvement of Alba County Council, Alba Local Energy Agency, Regional Development Agency ” and 10 Local Councils.
Key results were:
Alba Local Energy Agency