Energy sustainability for Adriatic small communities
Program: Cross-border Cooperation Programme IPA-Adriatic 2007-2013
Lead partner: Puglia region, Mediterranean Department
Duration: 09/2011 – 12/2015
Budget: € 192.095,74
The most important result is identified in the raised awareness and strengthened understanding of local actors and citizens on the issues of renewable energy and energy saving, coherently with the European Union’s actions for achieving the objectives of sustainability „20-20-20“. This goals will be achieved through the promotion of sustainable energy in small Adriatic municipalities, improving their capacity to plan and manage integrated actions of energy saving and the production of energy from renewable sources.
Consultation and participated approach are the methodologies used in ALTERENERGY to involve public administrations responsible for the local energy policies, citizens and economic operators, as well as universities, research institutes, energy agencies and media. The project also foresees interventions to support the internationalization of the economic operators of the RES and RUE sectors, the implementation of awareness raising campaigns, energy audits and feasibility studies for each selected target communities, and also the testing of infrastructure pilot works, with a high replicability potential.
In Dubrovnik-Neretva County area, municipalities Ston, Konavle and Župa dubrovačka are involved in project where has been implemented a number of activities and developed Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).
Demonstrative investment action will be realized on Elementary school Ston where will be implement renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures: photovoltaic power plants with dual axis tracking system (tracker) to 10 kW, thermal solar system of plate collectors and vacuum tubes for hot water, and LED lightning in school building.