The SUPPORT kick off meeting organized by Metropolitan City of Capital Rome and local stakeholders was held on Monday, May 15.

Many stakeholder groups attended the meeting, representatives of organizations and local authorities (Ministry of the Environment, Lazio Region, Lazio Innova SpA, Municipalities of Genzano di Roma and Albano Laziale) ESCOS and energy consulting companies (Engie Servizi, Cras srl, Igeam) universities and research centers (Enea, Uniroma Tre) and specialized media ( 

SUPPORT project concerns the exchange of experience and good practices between public administrations providing strategic, technical and financial assistance to Municipalities in the development of energy policies and energy agencies, in order to develop local strategies and plans for a more efficient definition, coordination and implementation of voluntary energy efficiency and renewable energy tools in urban / metropolitan areas, such as the PAES or the Climate Change Adaptation Plans.

After describing project mission and main phases, specifying the action of metropolitan city of Rome within the POR-FESR 2014-2020 program, the working group shared with participants main criticalities and obstacles on effectiveness and coordination of actions and investments in metropolitan area. The role of the Metropolitan city, with the involvement of local stakeholders, will be to define and build action plans that overcome these criticalities and allow greater homogenization and effectiveness of structural, long-term interventions, with a lasting impact on energy efficiency. It means to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of PAES towards district policies, to coordinate and direct public investments (POR calls, in particular the ones related to action 4.1.1., “Promotion of eco-efficiency and reduction of primary energy consumption in buildings and public buildings”) and to reach a “critical mass” for private investments, even though the safeguard of public interest, but also to work on raising awareness among citizenship, towards a sustainable use of resources. First critical issues and necessary intervention areas come out in the context analysis: lack of systematical collection of buildings energy consumption data, regulatory instruments for the Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), district level figures as Energy Managers, monitoring results of preview investments on energy efficiency of public assets, sharing data on emissions geo-localized maps, all instruments that allow actors to define and share effective actions.

For a systematic background analysis, an on-line online survey will be launched by the end of the month to collect data from different local stakeholders (divided into demand, supply, booster) and gather good practices already realized.

See pictures on library here