Continuing our coverage of ENERGee Watch, Course 2, “Monitoring, revision and verification of data” will emphasise the enhancement of the capacity of local authorities to implement sustainable projects through:
- Development of internal administrative structures for the successful implementation and monitoring of sustainable energy action plans (roles, support, prioritization, budgeting, and tools)
- Process to verify energy data
- Data quality improvement
- Development of business plans, feasibility, and environmental analysis for sustainable energy Projects
This course is delivered by Cyprus Energy Agency
Target for course 2: Monitoring, Reporting, Verification
The training course is addressed to a) local authorities’ staff which are directly related to the SECAP implementation and to b) support structures (energy agencies) that provide technical support and expertise. The candidates will have the opportunity to empower their knowledge in critical issues for the successful implementation of the SECAPs.
ENERGee Watch Course 2 Course objectives
In this course, mentees can achieve the following learning:
Objective 1: To create vision and establish the proper internal administrative structures.
Objective 2: To know the key actions needed to ensure political and administrative support for the successful implementation of a SECAP.
Objective 3: To perform an energy data verification process.
Objective 4: To visualise sustainable energy project ideas on Sustainable Business Model Canvas.
Objective 5: To elaborate feasibility and environmental analysis for energy projects.
Objective 6: To plan and monitor the progress and the impact of SECAP actions.
To achieve these objectives 6 training sessions were held divided across 4 days from September to November.
- Session1: Vision Setting
- Session 2: Establishing an Energy & Climate Team
- Session 3: Data Processing and Verification
- Session 4: Energy Modelling and Scenarios
- Session 5: Sustainable business model canvas and financial
- feasibility analysis
- Session 6: Implementation & successful monitoring
Mentors – Cyprus Energy Agency
Savvas Vlachos started his professional career in 2004. He is Environmental Engineer. He joined the Cyprus Energy Agency in 2009 as an Energy expert. Since September 2016, he is the Director of the Cyprus Energy Agency Since September 2016, he is the Director of the Cyprus Energy Agency. He is also the Local Manager of the Programme Pioneers into Practice in Cyprus which is funded by the Climate – KIC and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
Charis Kordatos is a Forester/Environmental Scientist. He is involved in the Green Public Procurement (GPP) support structure of the Agency providing guidance and training to public/local authorities and he is participating in different GPP networks and forums.
Myrto Skouroupathi is a qualified Environmental Engineer and a member of the Scientific and Technical Chamber of Cyprus. She joined the Cyprus Energy Agency in 2017 as an Environmental Engineer and she is involved in European co-funded projects as a technical expert and educator.