European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Monitoring process of Sustainable Energy Action Plans, 21st of May, Plovdiv

The Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) represents the key document of the Covenant of Mayors initiative, launched by the European Commission in 2009 in order to promote the 20-20-20 European targets among the municipalities all over Europe. More than 6290 municipalities joined the CoM until now, involving more than 197 millions of inhabitants in the initiative.

Through SEAPs the local authorities identify some measures aimed at reducing the CO2 emissions and final energy consumptions of their territory within 2020 compared to a baseline year.

Monitoring and reporting phase is essential in order to ensure a continuous improvement of the process, also because the SEAPs is a dynamic tool that can be changed, enriched and adapted to the objectives and the needs of the municipality involved. A key aspect of this monitoring phase is the access to local and accurate energy data in order to better identify trends and priority sectors and measures of SEAPs.

This workshop, organized thanks to the DATA4ACTION project, aims to provide a framework of useful tools and case studies, focusing especially on local energy data issues, to all the stakeholders involved in the SEAPs implementation and monitoring process such as municipalities, technical experts, politicians and energy agencies.

Plovdiv on the 21st of May 2015


  • Lyana Adjarova – EAP Plovdiv
SESSION 1: Local data for energy planning – SEAPs Monitoring – State of art and case studies
Introduction SEAP Monitoring, Elodie Bossio FEDARENE/CoMO .
Concrete examples of Municipalities that have already prepared the monitoring report

Implementing regional/provincial support schemes for the monitoring of local SEAPs

  • The example of ELENA funds PROSPER (ELENA by Province of Savona)
    Maria Fabianelli – IRE Liguria
  • 2020Together (MLEI by Province of Turin)
    Silvio De Nigris – Citta Metropolinata de Torino
How to implement a good monitoring? Benchmarked indicators, tools and cases,

  • Albana Kona, European Commission, Joint Research Center -JRC
SESSION 2: Local data for monitoring of integrated plans / SEAPs Monitoring in Action
Energy databases and observatories for SEAPs monitoring and benchmarks of excellence. Shining practices for energy databases useful for monitoring SEAPs
Energiluppen, ”The Energy Loupe” – a tool for planners, evaluators, politicians and curious ones

Basque Local Sustainability Observatory

The energy and GHG emissions observatory in Rhône-Alpes : a tool for monitoring regional and local SEAPs

Common policies for local energy planning, air quality and GHG. Developing Energy and Environmental Observatory in Plovdiv,