Expression of interest notice addressed to Apulian municipalities

Among the Apulian municipalities with population of less than 10000 inhabitants (Istat data January 1st 2010) one will be selected, as long as it presents the best conditions to host on its territory the interventions foreseen by the strategic Project ALTERENERGY - Energy Sustainability for Adriatic Small Communities, funded within the cross-border Cooperation Programme IPA-Adriatic 2007-2013.

The activities that Puglia Region will carry out between 2013 and 2015 in the chosen municipality, amounting to more than € 2 million, will be aimed to the implementation and testing of models of sustainable management and use of energy resources.

Training, information and capacity building for local government officials, analysis of energy balance and CO2 emissions in its territory, development of an Integrated Plan for Energy and Environmental Sustainability (PAES) and / or update of the existing energetic and environmental planning, feasibility studies for the implementation of specific actions identified in PAES, and realisation of infrastructure pilot initiatives in sustainable management of energy resources are on the agenda.

The public notice for the submission of expressions of interest has been approved by the Mediterranean Department’s executive decision no. 228/2012 (published in the Official Gazette of Puglia Region n. 5, January 10th, 2013), and it will expire at 12.00 am on Monday, March 11th, 2013.

Alterenergy is the new challenge in Europe, the first strategic project relying on 12.5 Million Euro total budget, led by Puglia Region - Mediterranean Department and structured into a partnership of 18 institutions operating in the energy sector (regions, ministries and energy agencies), in Italy (all Adriatic regions), Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Albania, Montenegro and Greece. ALTERENERGY objective is the development of renewable energy and the promotion of energy efficiency in small Adriatic communities.

Expression of interest_Apulian Municipalities.