What are the objectives?
- Explore ways to improve public authorities access to energy data for better implementation and monitoring of SEAPs,
- Mobilize public authorities and energy data providers and facilitate their cooperation in establishing or developing regional energy observatories,
- Foster collaboration models in energy data exchange between public authorities and energy data providers for sustainable energy planning at regional and local levels,
- Demonstrate data exchange collaboration models ‘in action’ in the partner regions.
What is an Observatory?
The regional energy and GHG observatories are powerful tools for implementing efficient strategies at the local level. These regional energy and GHG observatories will foster the exchange of community data at a regional and local levels, provide technical assistance to public authorities in data collection, processing and quality assessment, provide a unique point of entry to data providers and thus optimize their efforts in data gathering and processing for Sustainable Energy Action Plans .
Most of the structures are governed by a local consortium gathering at least several public authorities and energy data suppliers. They are very often supported by public authorities and integrated within existing regional organizations such as energy agencies or public department. The added value of this kind of structure is its high level of technical skills in partnership management, data gathering and analysis, and in energy planning.
13 Partners in 12EU Regions
If you are an Energy data provider, a public authority or a regional energy planning facilitator, visit the website and see how you can contribute to this exciting project:
For an introductory video please see Data4Action Overview