4 EXPERT PARTNERS
of 33 GWH PER YEAR
Birmingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Castelló & Valencia (Spain) and Wrocław (Poland) are joining efforts to look for more sustainable energy solutions through a pro-innovation procurement approach. Under the umbrella of the EU-funded CEPPI project, these five cities will demonstrate that by selectively intervening in scheduled public tenders, energy consumption can be reduced. The goal of this 3-year project is to save at least 33GWh/year and to develop the capacity of public authorities to implement innovation procurement solutions for energy-related projects. The CEPPI Cities aspire to adopt a leadership role in their regions.
New insights of the CEPPI Energy Opportunity Reports
“What elements of the direct services you provide use the most energy? Do any of your suppliers use a lot of energy in the process of providing you with goods and services? What organisations in the City Authority area are significant energy users and are there common areas of energy efficiency you could collaborate on?” These are just some of the questions the five CEPPI cities answered as part of producing their Energy Opportunity Reports. The reports were completed early 2016 and provide a roadmap for Public Procurement of Innovation interventions, to help meet the combined 33GWh/a primary energy saving target set by the project.
Each CEPPI city produced its own report looking at: the supporting low carbon/energy efficiency policies in place; sources of energy inputs; the breakdown of energy used by different services (and therefore where the energy ‘hotspots’ are); energy efficiency success stories, and opportunities for Public Procurement of Innovation interventions (both short and long-term).
The reports highlighted a well-developed range of supporting policies and strategies already in place at the city level. These focused on low carbon, energy efficiency and renewable energy, very much aligned with the EU 2020 climate and energy agenda.
The direct energy baselining of each City Authority highlighted a range of energy hotspots. Street lighting was a