Newsletter n°1 - February 2018

Introducing the Compete4SECAP Project

The new Horizon 2020 funded Compete4SECAP project is looking at concrete ways to help cities implement Sustainable Energy Action and Climate Plans (SECAP). Compete4SECAP, or C4S, is building on resources developed in previous projects such as 50000&1 SEAPs working on the topics of energy management and action plan standards and the Save@Work project that organised municipal energy-saving competitions.

The project promotes the adoption of standardized energy management systems (EnMS) in municipalities through the coordination of national competitions and peer-to-peer exchanges which steer the attention and involvement of local to national authorities in 8 European countries. The project also helps facilitate the upgrade of Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAP) into SECAPs, as per new planning approaches promoted by the Covenant of Mayors.
"Energy management and competition when combined can trigger significant benefits. They provide an innovative and effective way to involve local authorities which have their SEAPs, but do have not yet fostered their thoroughly-their integrated development at local level. Trained and engaged employees will be able to better implement energy efficiency measures and support the fulfilment of energy and climate targets on national and EU level " - EKODOMA, Project coordinator

Recruiting cities

The C4S project covers 8 countries across Europe, and will recruit at least 32 local authorities. Each town will designate a local Energy Management Team to implement EnMS of 3 public buildings each and other municipal operations (i.e. public facilities, street lighting, municipal vehicle fleets). A national EnM group is also to be created in each country, involving representatives from each of the four participating cities, as well as national policymakers, other stakeholders and the in-country project partner.

Cities that have already joined C4S, all have approved SEAPs or similar planning strategies:
  • Saldus
  • Tukums
  • Ķegums
  • Bauska
  • Udine
  • Rubano
  • Caldogno
  • Brest Metropole et Ville
  • Lorient
  • Ville de Caen et Caen la Mer
  • Kaposvár
  • Pestszentlőrinc-Pestszentimre Budapest 18th District
  • Budaörs
  • Újpest Budapest 4th District
  • Murcia
  • Las Torres de Cotillas
  • Cieza
  • Ceutí
  • Greifswald
  • Amt Hohe Elbgeest
  • Elmshorm
  • Rijeka
  • Osijek
  • Velika Gorica
  • Zadar
  • Paralimni
  • Lakatamia
  • Aradippou
  • Agios Athanasios

Teaming up for Energy

In order to facilitate the involvement of the cities and foster the implementation of project activities, a competition among the Energy management teams is being organized to help promote an exchange of experiences. They will compete for the most efficient way of implementing an Energy management system and reaching the highest level of energy savings. The success of each city will depend on how well they team up to work together towards common goals. The best teams will be awarded at the final C4S conference.

Want to know more ?

Project coordinator: Ekodoma
Communication Contact: ICLEI

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 754162.
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