The Cyprus Energy Agency is a non-profit public organization, established to promote renewables, energy saving, rational use of energy and sustainable transport. The establishment and operation of the Cyprus Energy Agency is supported by the European Commission through the Intelligent Energy-Europe programme and the Union of Cyprus Communities.
In the Management Board 6 key groups are represented including local authorities, consumer’s associations, environmental foundations, professional associations, energy experts from academic and research sector.
Mission and Activities
The main objectives of the Agency are to contribute in the achievement of the sustainable development, taking into consideration the Lisbon Strategy and the European Strategy for Sustainable Development and the energy policy of the European Union, which aims the security of energy supply, competitiveness, sustainability, tackle climate change, promotion of renewables, energy savings and efficiency and sustainable transport.
The Cyprus Energy Agency aims to :
- information and public awearness,
- provide professional training and education
- promote local/european/international collaborations
- contribute to research and development,
- protection of environment ,
- take into consideration social and economic development at local level,
- cooperate with local authorities for SEAPs development and implementation in the framework of “Covenant of Mayors” and “Pact of Islands”.
The role of the Cyprus Energy Agency is not to replace existing bodies but will supervise and will federate local actors around a common strategy. CEA will be considered as a project facilitator and a networking tool. At the end of the first three (3) years period of action, CEA is supposed to be recognized and identified as a valuable interlocutor necessary partner in the fields of RES, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.
Cyprus Energy Agency and Climate-KIC released the policy proposals and measures for the sustainable transport in Nicosia. The white paper of “How can we ensure sustainable transport and mobility in wither united Nicosia region by 2030?” analyses the current situation of the region, the vision of the stakeholders, the goals and the policy recommendations. Read […]
Cyprus Energy Agency and Strovolos Municipality organise a training workshop on innovative financing schemes for energy sustainability of local authorities. The Enhancing Local Authorities Capacity workshop will be held in Nicosia on the 17th of November 2017 with invited distinguished speakers form Cyprus and abroad. The seminar will be held in English and […]
Nicosia is heading towards achieving sustainability in 2020 by changing 100% of street lighting with LED
The Nicosia municipality (capital of Cyprus) respecting its commitments from the Covenant of Mayors and the Sustainable Energy Action Plan, proceeds with the implementation of a major project, to upgrade the energy efficiency of street lighting. Specifically, in May 2017, has launched an open Green public procurement amounting to 2.3 Million Euros, which involves the […]
PUBLENEF interacts with multiple EU funded projects focusing on developing, perfecting and implementing energy efficiency policies (see below). Project topics range from evaluation of energy efficiency policies, to capacity building for innovative financing or holistic energy planning.
One of the main objectives of the Cyprus Energy Agency is the education of school children in Cyprus. Since April 2009, when it first began its educational activities, the Cyprus Energy Agency has made study visits to more than 170 schools of all educational levels, reaching more than 27,000 students and 2,100 teachers on the topics of renewable energy, energy saving, sustainable transport and environmental protection. The agency has also provided five courses to more than 250 students in universities.