Implementing Lessons from MENERGERS

Published: 11 March 2024
This photo shows the group of participants, out side the venue.

The training aimed to prepare the expert teams of the three pilot municipalities in Bulgaria – Ruse, Sapareva Banya and Svilengrad for the implementation of the compiled model of the Energy Manager Services. This model, developed to enable municipalities to fulfil their role as local energy managers successfully and thereby contribute to national climate goals, was created through an intensely interactive process that combined 2 workshops, a study visit to Germany to exchange good practices, face-to-face meetings with municipal mayors and teams and guided needs assessment in each municipality.

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As a result of the training, the relevant experts now have the needed knowledge and skills, as well as the relevant materials and sample documents to launch the implementation of the institutional model as effectively as possible. Also, a manual for implementing ISO 50001 for Municipal Energy Management systems and the original software for its implementation were developed in the frame of a previous EUKI-supported project for Bulgaria. This original information system will serve the functions of information management and analysis as a basis for decision making in the field of municipal energy management.

This photo shows the people participating in training, sitting at their desks and listening to the expert.
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The training team includes experts from SOFENA, NTEF, the Center for Energy Efficiency EnEffect and a currently active Municipal Energy Manager from a Bulgarian municipality. All the Bulgarian municipalities involved in the project have already made the necessary changes in their structures and from 1st of March, they are applying all the lessons learned.

This image is a group photo of the training participants, took inside the building.
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Responsible for the content of this article is EUKI project MENERGERS – Energy Managers’ Services in Municipalities

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