SEAP Development and Prospects for EPC


Target audience

Local authorities • Covenant of Mayors signatories


This workshop was arranged in cooperation with Harghita County Council to help strengthen local strategic energy planning in the Harghita area (Eastern Transylvania).

The workshop was aimed at local authorities that have signed the Covenant of Mayors initiative yet are still at an early stage of the planning process, as well as local authorities interested in signing up.

The first day of the workshop was devoted to the initiation and development of Strategic Energy Action Plans (SEAP) in relation to the requirements of the Covenant of Mayors as well as national framework conditions.

The second day focused on implementation issues, and particularly prospects for using energy performance contracting (EPC) as a tool for implementing sustainable energy projects in the framework of SEAPs. There is growing demand for ESCO (EPC) services in Romania, yet some major barriers exist that make many municipalities reluctant to enter into such arrangements. The newly approved EU Energy Efficiency Directive includes measures to strengthen the EPC market.



Harghita, Romania

Organised by: EC Network, Harghita County Council

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Name: Alpar Dobos
Telephone: 0040735735183