Renewable energy promoted in Gozo through European Funded Projects
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MIEMA (Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency) is collaborating with the San Lawrenz Local Council and the Ministry for Gozo in carrying out a pilot study related to the design and deployment of community-based micro-grids.
It said that the implementation of such micro-grid models can help to reduce energy bills for the residents and enhance the reliability of energy supply.
The Agency is participating in PEGASUS project (Promoting Effective Generation and Sustainable USes of Electricity) which is funded under the Interreg MED Programme.
Representatives from MIEMA participated in a project meeting that was organised in the municipality of Preko in Croatia earlier this month, where they presented the results of the pilot that is being implemented in San Lawrenz.
They explained that real-time energy monitoring is being carried out in 15 buildings in order to enable the definition of economic advantages with respect to reduced energy consumption and installation of PV systems in the locality through the implementation of a micro-grid.
MIEMA and the Mayor of San Lawrenz, Mr Noel Formosa, were also invited by the GREENCAP MED Community to the `Efficient Buildings and Renewable Energy’ MED Community Conference – which took place this month in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Mr Formosa shared the experience of the San Lawrenz Local Council in relation to PEGASUS project as well as LOCAL4GREEN project – LOCAL Policies for GREEN Energy.
Both PEGASUS and LOCAL4GREEN fall under the thematic area of Renewable Energy under the Interreg MED Programme.
San Lawrenz Local Council is also participating in this project through a pilot that is being implemented in the locality with the support of MIEMA.
The agency is supporting all Gozo Local Councils to promote renewable energy in their localities through the LOCAL4GREEN project.
MIEMA said that a number of activities are being organised in Gozo during the following months within the framework of the two projects.
It added that, the aim of these activities is to bring together local stakeholders and the general public and promote the use clean energy.
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