ManagEnergy is the European Commission initiative for helping regional and local energy agencies to become leaders in the energy transition and to increase sustainable energy investments in regions and cities.
Information, know-how, visibility and networking opportunities are provided, together with support to local and regional energy agencies in delivering new services or boosting existing ones. Energy agencies are in a unique position to support the energy transition. In the regions and cities in which they are located, their role as project developers, aggregators, and facilitators for public authorities places them at the forefront of energy investments in Europe.
The focus of ManagEnergy, originally launched in 2002, is now on sustainable energy investments. A completely new website, social media presence, and communication tools will inform sustainable energy actors on the most recent developments in the area of energy efficiency policies and financing opportunities. Master Classes (by leading experts), Expert Missions (capacity building for selected energy agencies and their stakeholders), and annual Networking Events in Brussels will raise the skills of local and regional energy agencies in project financing and development.
ManagEnergy Master Classes
The ManagEnergy Master Classes consist of tailor-made 3-day programmes in Brussels, delivered by leading energy experts and targeting senior and management level energy agency staff. Focusing on topics such as market facilitation, project development, financing solutions and other related topics the Master Classes will include lectures, workshop activity, case studies and guest lectures from agencies and representatives from the financial sector. Three different modules will be provided:
- Module 1: Market Facilitation and Project Aggregation
- Module 2: Involving Banks and Mobilising Private Investment
- Module 3: Developing and Using Financial Instruments
Applications are now open for the first two Module 1 Master Classes to be held early in 2018. Applicants may follow one or more modules depending on their needs. For all selected applicants, ManagEnergy covers course fees and provides financial support for travel and accommodation. Other dates and modules to be announced in due course.
Module 1: 19-21 February, 2018
Module 1: 7-9 May, 2018
ManagEnergy Expert Missions
ManagEnergy Expert Missions are highly customised missions that will last for three days and will include coaching sessions at the premises of selected energy agencies. The visiting expert, or experts, meet with and coach energy agency staff and key stakeholders (e.g. local authorities, financial institutions, investors etc.) to support the realisation of significant sustainable energy investments. The selection of the specific expert(s) and the work programme for the three days will be agreed between ManagEnergy and the host agency.
The host agency is responsible for providing the meeting facilities and for selecting and inviting stakeholders. ManagEnergy will cover all costs for the visiting expert(s). A total of 21 Expert Missions are planned up to June 2020. Applications are now invited from Energy Agencies who wish to make use of the Expert Mission service in 2018.
The main goal of Networking events is to increase cooperation, knowledge and peer exchange between energy agencies across Europe. These events, dedicated for staff of energy agencies, will have a full day programme focused on discussion of new political and legal initiatives, financial services, and technical innovations. Network events will be followed by evening sessions with short presentations, ManagEnergy Talks, which will be public events, open to a larger audience, and consist of key note speeches by well-known experts in the field.
For more information contact the ManagEnergy team