Compete4SECAP, or C4S, is building on resources developed in previous projects such as 50000&1 SEAPs working on the topics of energy management and action plan standards and the Save@Work project that organised municipal energy-saving competitions.
The C4S project covers 8 countries across Europe, and will recruit at least 32 local authorities. Each town will designate a local Energy Management Team to implement Energy Management System (EnMS) in public buildings and other municipal operations (i.e. public facilities, street lighting, municipal vehicle fleets). A national energy management group is also to be created in each country, involving representatives from each of the four participating cities, as well as national policymakers, other stakeholders and the in-country project partner.
The COMPETE4SECAP project aims to ensure a systematic approach to reducing energy consumption in municipalities.
The project plans to:
1. reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and increase the share of RES use, ensuring cost reduction, socio-economic and environmental benefits;
2. involve 32 municipalities (4 from each country) in complementing the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) with climate adaptation to 2030, by developing a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan for municipalities (SECAP).