Belgrade, October 02nd, 2019

EU PPF trainings – Energy and energy efficiency

With the aim of enhancing the knowledge of energy efficiency and energy sector of the employees in the ministries, city/municipal administration and public companies, EU PPF6 project team, that currently works on preparation of technical documentation for thermal rehabilitation of public buildings in Belgrade, organized its first training on the subject of Energy Sector and Energy Efficiency. The training participants had the opportunity to learn how the energy sector works, starting from the overview of the energy sector in general, the energy sector in the EU, to the energy efficiency in the EU and Serbia. Thereby, EU energy infrastructure, prices and costs of energy efficiency projects, institutional and legal framework were presented, as well as key strategic and regulatory documents in the EU and in Serbia.

Special focus was given to the increase in the world energy consumption in the last 20 years. EU PPF6 team experts introduced the participants to the basic principles of necessary planning in terms of demand and load forecast, generation development plan and infrastructure development plan. It was emphasized that energy planning, by EU standards, should be part of the macroeconomic development through energy development strategies and studies with information and involvement of the public and relevant institutions. By adopting the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) Strategy, the EU is helping to build and fund new energy infrastructure projects across Europe. The implementation of the strategy itself is expected to create an increase of even € 600 billion in socio-economic benefits in terms of avoided generation costs, more competitive wholesale prices and especially economic growth and employment.

The EU Agenda for Climate-Neutral Europe by 2050 foresees € 88 billion in assistance to EU Member States for energy efficiency projects in buildings that are the most significant segment in achieving this goal.

The first EU PPF training on energy efficiency was attended by six representatives from the relevant Ministries and four from city/municipal administration. Forthcoming are three more trainings on this subject.

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