Local energy planning

Uczestnicy spotkania On the 24th of June meeting about Local energy planning was held in City Hall of Jasło.

26 people participated in the meeting: representatives of municipalities (Jasło, Brzysko, Kołaczyce, Dębowiec, Skołyszyn), non-governmental organizations (The Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités” (PNEC), Związek Gmin Dorzecza Wisłoki) as well as private companies. Andrzej Czernecki, Major of Jaslo, officially launched the meeting and was speaking about development of energy efficiency, energy planning and management and their important role for municipality.

The agenda was divided into two parts. First, Energy Lab, was organized due to implementation of RENERGY project (Regional strategies for energy conscious communities), co-financed by European Union’s European Regional DevelopmentFund through INTERREG IVC Programme.

The first speech was presented by Bogusła Pięta from City of Jasło, who was talking about current activities connected with sustainable energy. He mentioned some activities as the most important for Jaslo:

  • thermomodernisation of public utility buildings,
  • analysis of public lighting system and applying to “SOWA” project financed by National Found of Environmental Protection and Water Management,
  • participation in project „ Installation of renewable energy systems on the public utility buildings and private houses in the Communes which are members of the Union of the Wisłoka River Basin Communes “ within the framework of the Swiss-Polish Cooperation Programme. Over 550 households and 5 public utility buildings will receive solar panels. According to calculations solar panels will cover 74% of demand for hot domestic water.

He also mentioned research on PV made by El-MECH-PLAST and supported by City Hall in Jasło.

The second speech was made by Piotr Kuś from P.K. Project, who was talking about Modern public lighting system and advantages of LEDs. He said how to conduct successful modernization of public lighting system and common mistakes.

Stefan Juszczyk from MPGK Sp. z o.o. was speaking about biogas recovery from wastewater and new cogeneration system. Biogas is used to produce electricity and heat energy for building.

The next presentation on Possibilities of usage geothermal water in Jasło was made by Wiesław Bujakowski from PAN. Analysis of drills in Jasło revealed information that using geothermal water for heating is economically unjustified, but using it for balneotherapy and balneo recreation can be a chance for Jasło.

The last presentation was concerning RENERGY project implementation, main objectives, phillars and activities and was made by Marcin Łojek from The Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités”.

The second part of the meeting, Local Forum, was organized due to implementation of MESHARTILITY project (Measureandsharedatawithutilitiesfor the Covenant ofMayors), co-financed by Intelligent Energy Europe Programme.

UczestnicyAnna Jaskuła from The Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités” was speaking about ambitious initiative Covenant of Mayors, benefits and obligations of signatories (municipalities). The most important are achieving 3x20 goals to 2020: reduce at least 20% of CO2 emission, renewable energy at 20% level, development of energy efficiency as well as preparing Sustainable energy action plan (SEAP). Municipalities with SEAP may be privileged in some National Found of Environmental Protection and Water Management financing schemes.

Patrycja Płonka from The Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités” was talking about SEAP. She presented useful tips for preparing it step by step, beginning with Baseline Emission Inventory.

Agnieszka Nykiel from The Association of Municipalities Polish Network „Energie Cités” prepared SWOT Analysis of energy situation in Jasło. She considered participation in international projects (Meshartility, Renergy, Euronet 50/50 MAX) and deep awareness and motivation to be proactive among City Hall as the most important strengths. The biggest weakness is low ecological awareness of citizens.

Grzegorz Łaba from Energy Regulatory Office made speech about obligations of Municipalities as a local energy creator according to new energy law in Poland.

Discussion was the last part of the meeting. Speakers was answering questions about differences between SEAP and Low carbon plans and obligatory public consultations before accepting Plan for supply of heat, electricity and fuel gas.


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