D6.3 Monitoring and evaluation of the development of SEAPs


Category: Public deliverables

User: Ekodoma

SEAP development process in Conurbant consisted of following steps: signatory of CoM, energy inventory, organisation of energy forums, development and approval of SEAP, organisation of working groups and peer-to-peer activities. At the end of the project all of these activities were monitored and evaluated and this report summarises the main results achieved.

Monitoring and evaluation of the main parameters was performed in two phases. The first step included gathering of the quantitative data, e.g. number of signatories, SEAPs developed and approved etc. The second phase foreseen interviews with Conurbation municipalities. The main objective of the interviews was to:

  • assess satisfaction of the municipalities with the approach of Conurbant;
  • identify advantages and disadvantages of the whole process;
  • seek for further improvements and recommendations.

In order to facilitate monitoring and evaluation procedure, an interview guide was developed. In order to collect quantitative data, an excel tool was provided to partners with required information.

In total 60 municipalities joined Conurbant project and will deliver savings of 2914 GWh in 2020 in case the actions in the SEAPs are implemented. In the meantime increase of 544 GWh of renewable energy is planned in the whole project area. Planned actions will ensure reduction of almost 2 million tCO2 in 2020 in the whole project area of the Conurbant partners. The average forecasted CO2 emission reduction per capita for the Conurbant municipalities is 0.9 tCO2 per capita in 2020.

Most of the Conurbation municipalities appraised the possibility to cooperate in the framework of the project. In some cases they have admitted that they would not have committed without this invitation. Trainings, energy forums and assistance in development of BEIs and SEAPs have been mentioned as most important added value for them. In the meantime, they agree that there are many opportunities (and very few obstacles) to cooperate further on larger energy efficiency and RES projects.