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  1. 1. GOOD PRACTICE TEMPLATE Title of the measure/initiative: Network of Local Energy Communities (LEC) Name of the organisation: Wigwam Circuit Status of the organisation: Association Address: I - 35028 Piove di Sacco (Padova) - Via Porto, 8 Contact person: Efrem Tassinato Phone: +39 049.9704413 Fax: +39 049.9702221 E-mail: info@wigwam.it Web site : www.wigwam.it Topic (multiple answers are possible) X Public Sector  Private Sector  Large Industrial Buildings X Solar Plants X District Heating X Wind X Biomass  Geothermal energy X Energy saving X Energy efficiency  Energy concepts  Other, please specify ___________________________________________ Stakeholders (multiple answers are possible) X Citizens X Households  Property owners  Policymakers X Local and regional authorities  Energy service company (ESCO’s)  Architects and engineers  Other, please specify ____________________________________________
  2. 2. BACKGROUND The project involves 9 municipalities located in the Veneto Region (northeast Italy) and interested in the concepts of sustainable development, energy efficiency and recycling of urban waste, and their application. The Network of Local Energy Communities comprises the following municipalities: Badia Calavena, Arzergrande, Casalserugo, Legnaro, Lendinara, Stanghella, Arre, Piove di Sacco, Due Carrare. OBJECTIVES The project aims at the promotion of sustainable development and the realization of the initiatives for efficient use of energy and energy production from renewable sources in the areas involved. The crucial point of the project is to create the favourable conditions in order to reach the energy auto sufficiency through the energy saving and energy production, and involving the inhabitants in every initiative to be undertaken. Moreover, for the efficient technical and administrative support in the management of Local Energy Communities a multidiscipline group of advisors has been created. The specific objectives of the project are following: 1) to promote the culture and concrete actions in the field of energy production utilising renewable sources, to provide information about the advantages deriving from the energy efficiency and from the valorisation of urban wastes; 2) to promote the environmental protection issues, diffusion of plants producing energy from renewable sources and influencing the occupational growth, support in the creation of new enterprises, especially between young people and in the small communities (located in the rural and montanous areas); 3) create a community of inhabitants associated in the Project Club that participate at the activities coordinated by a local municipality, in order to carry out concrete actions in the field of sustainable development. PROCESS The first step of the project was to recognize a good practice, i.e. a local community virtuous in the field of energy production using renewable sources. The Wigwam Circuit has chosen the Municipality of Badia Calavena that from 10 years has applied the active energy strategy based on the use of renewable sources. That small municipality has got an eolic plant of 100 meters height, a biomass heating system for schools, photovoltaic and thermal solar plants distributed on the territory. The successive step was to disseminate the experience of Badia Calavena through the training courses and giving to other municipalities the proper instruments and preparation for the energy production using renewable sources and energy saving, and reaching a high level of energy auto sufficiency. A key success factor has been recognised in the inhabitants involvement. The training sessions are based on the analysis of the technical, administrative and legislative
  3. 3. aspects that have to be considered by local administration in order to realize a plant for energy production using renewable sources (photovoltaic, eolic, biomass, hydroelectric). Moreover, the guided visits are organised in the Park of Renewable Energies in Badia Calavena (please find enclosed a presentation flyer). FINANCIAL RESOURCES AND PARTNERS The sources for the training courses’ funding are the inscription fees. The initiative was supported by Veneto Region. RESULTS The attended results of the initiative are: CO2 emission reduction, social benefits (occupation growth), health benefits (air quality improvement). LESSONS LEARNED AND REPEATABILTY The initiative could be repeated in other areas in Europe, the main factor of success is to aggregate communities interested to become energy efficient and to carry out the concrete actions utilising potential resources present in their territories. PHOTOS: (please include up to 3 photos) Energie In Comune

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