Provincia di Chieti - Testata per la stampa

Municipalities involved

Versione Italiana.

The European Commission launched the initiative called "Covenant of Mayors" in 2008, as part of the EU Climate and Energy Package, to involve cities and citizens in the energy policy objectives to be achieved by 2020 (so-called "20-20-20 Package"): 20% reduction in emissions, 20% renewable energies and 20% improvement in energy efficiency.

The initiative allows also that the Provinces may be proposed as "Supporting Structures" recognized by the Commission, to help towns and small municipalities, which do not have the resources to fulfill the obligations arising from the Covenant, thus meeting the "20-20-20 Package" objectives.

On 25 September 2009, the Province of Chieti signed the partnership agreement with the European Commission - Directorate-General Energy and Transport, formally assuming the role of "supporting structure" of the European Commission for the provincial territory of Chieti. On December 2010, the Province of Chieti joined the "Covenant of Mayors" as a subscriber.

On January 2011, the Province of Chieti formally submitted the application for funding under the ELENA (European Local ENergy Assistance) technical assistance facility, funded through the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme, together with the related feasibility study.

After the result of the preliminary inquiry, including the technical, administrative and financial verification on the project, necessary in order to complete the inquiry and to admit the proposal, the European Investment Bank (EIB) announced the final approval of the funding requested by the Province of Chieti.

The aims of the project include the implementation of energy saving measures and the use of renewable energy in public buildings and facilities, as well as the implementation of energy efficiency measures in public lighting systems, with the involvement of the private sector (E.S.Co. - Energy Service Company).

Recipients of the investment are the Province of Chieti and the Municipalities of the province which have expressed an interest in participating in the investment programme through a special agreement. The local institutions involved adopt energy savings performance contracts with guaranteed results ("EPC contracts"), through the performance of works undertaken under specifications agreed with the EIB, which reserves the right to monitor and control the process.


Agreements with Municipalities of the Province of Chieti.
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