Ενεργειακό Γραφείο Κύπρου (CEA)
“To contribute actively to the conservation of energy resources, the protection of the environment and the improvement of the quality of life. Its goals are thepromotion of renewable energy sources and sustainable transport , improvement of energy efficiency , and contribution to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change. “
THE ENERGY AGENCY
The Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization, founded in 2009. CEA was cofunded by the European Commission, through the Programme “Intelligent Energy for Europe” and by the Cyprus Union of Communities, for its establishment and first three years of operation.
CEA has become an information point for the local society, providing education and vocational training. It participates in projects in partnership with local, European and international organizations, contributing to innovation, research and sustainable development.
It enhances the role of local authorities in sustainable energy planning, providing technical support for developing and implementing actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change
CEA also participates in the Cypriot Consortium that coordinates the Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Plan of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for the Levantine region(EIT Climate-KIC RIS),focusing on education, networking, and the development and promotion of innovative solutions for the shaping of a low-carbon economy.
The Energy Agency’s vision for the 2020-2030 period is “A just Cyprus, without exclusions and resistant to Climate Change, which will be governed by the principles of sustainable development” and its mission “To actively contribute to energy savings, environmental protection and quality of life.” To achieve these, CEA designated aRoadmap (see below) focused on 10 thematic targets.
THEMATICS & SERVICES
The agency has experience in a wide variety of areas related to energy and the environment:
- Climate Change
- Energy Efficiency
- Just Transition
- Sustainable Mobility
- Energy Communities
- Renewable Energy Sources
- Circular Economy
- Sustainable Tourism
They also provide many services and are involved in significant EU initiatives:
- educational activities
- technical measurements
- green public procurement
- Covenant of Mayors
- European City Facility
- Energy Savings Tool
CEA is managed by an eleven-member Management Board, the members of which are:
- Union of Cyprus Communities (2 members),
- Commissioner for the Environment,
- Department of the Environment of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment,
- University of Cyprus,
- Cyprus Consumer Association,
- Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber,
- Federation of Employers and Industrialists of Cyprus,
- Association of Renewable Energy Companies of Cyprus (2 members),
- Federation of Environmental Organizations of Cyprus.
The Cyprus Citizens’ Energy Office advises the “Advisory Committee”, which offers its assistance and experience in the meetings of the Board of Directors and its technical support in the activities of the Office. The members of the Advisory Committee are the following:
- Region of Crete – Energy Center
- Technical University of Crete – Department of Environmental Engineering
- Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI)
- Union of Cyprus Municipalities
- European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA)
- Agência Regional da Energia e Ambiente da Região Autónoma da Madeira (AREAM)
- Cyprus Standardization Organization (CYS)
- Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK)
- Cyprus Power Transmission System Operator (TSO)
- Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC)
The Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA) is now conducting PEDIA (Promoting Energy efficiency & Developing Innovative Approaches in schools). This is the first project that approaches the overall needs of the public school buildings in Cyprus, in order to transform them into nearly-zero energy buildings.
Read about the ManagEnergy workshop, organized at the WSED 2020 focusing on New Opportunities for Energy Agencies.
The final conference of ENERJ brought together the partners of this Interreg MED project with a group of national and international experts to review the results obtained and put them into the larger perspective of the energy transformation in the Mediterranean.
In July 2019, Christiane Egger from the Upper Austria (OÖ ESV) Energy Agency visited the Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA) to carry out another ManagEnergy Expert Mission.
Read more about the Compete4SECAP project, and how it supports local authorities in reaching Covenant Of Mayor’s 2030 requirements.
The Cyprus Energy Agency participates to the EMPOWER project, aiming at improving the Island’s power system and modernize it.
Find out how Cyprus Energy Agency is encouraging sustainability education through their involvement in the European projects of Bricks of Skills and YENESIS!
CEA project, YENESIS, sets out to ensure that young people find truly sustainable employment: green jobs
Discover the latest and most remarkable projects FEDARENE members have been working on to raise awareness about sustainable energy.
You can now consult the latest edition of the FEDARENE Islands College Booklet!
Save the date for the Cyprus EUCF national webinar, taking place on May 20th, 10.30 – 12.30!
The fourth Clean energy for EU islands forum takes place in Croatia and will start with a political event and then continue with interactive workshops and a technology fair.
This PV NET final event is about the promotion of Photovoltaic Energy and it is related to the development of an improved energy policy for RES, that can include the best and cost-efficient way of PV technology uptake.