Read about the ManagEnergy workshop, organized at the WSED 2020 focusing on New Opportunities for Energy Agencies.
The workshop “New opportunities for Energy Agencies” was organised in the context of the ManagEnergy initiative. It took place during the World Sustainable Energy Days in Wels, Austria, in March 4-6th. ManagEnergy is the European Commission initiative for helping regional and local energy agencies to become leaders in the energy transition and to increase sustainable energy investments in regions and cities. The focus of ManagEnergy, originally launched in 2002, is now on sustainable energy investments.
Gathering key stakeholders, the workshop aimed at providing Energy Agencies with tailored solutions to embrace new opportunities in the framework of the Green Deal. Representatives discussed in groups on how, at the local and regional level, Energy Agencies can trigger further investments and opportunities in new fields. In total, 58 people from 23 countries, including around 17 European regional and local energy agencies and several other non-European agencies as well as relevant local actors took part in the workshop. The participants shared their experience with the audience and highlighted the incredible work done at the local and regional level to finance the energy transition.
The workshop was moderated by Vlasta Krmelj, who underlined the key role of Energy Agencies “in catalysing change for the Energy Transition”. The event aimed at developing exchanges and partnership between local and regional stakeholders in the Energy sector. Rados Horacek, from DG ENER started with several developments on EU funding opportunities dedicated to Energy Agencies through the Green Deal.
Christiane Egger, representative of the Austrian OÖ Energiesparverband specifically adressed the capacity of energy Agencies to trigger the Energy transition. Amongst the participants, several FEDARENE members provided their insights and explained how their experience could play a major role regarding the Energy transition.
Were also addressed other topics, such as financing scheme for deep renovation of multi-family houses.
Following those presentations, the event took a practical turn. The participants discussed in groups how local and regional Energy Agencies can develop new action fields to trigger further investments in the Energy Transition.
The workshop successfully marked the 3rd Networking event held in the context of the ManagEnergy Initiative!
You can read more of those success stories from Energy Agencies on the Managenergy Website, highlighting the incredible work done at the local and regional level to finance the energy transition. Check here for the next Managenergy events, webinars and conference!