Covenant of Mayors webinar: ELENA - European Local Energy Assistance: Inspiration from successful projects
- Date: 27 April 2017
Municipalities and local authorities are increasingly looking to receive grants to support the development of bankable projects in the area of energy efficiency, renewable energy or sustainable transport. ELENA is a joint initiative by the European Investment Bank and the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme.
ELENA is a facility that provides grants for technical assistance focused on the implementation of energy efficiency, distributed renewable energy and urban transport projects and programmes. The grant can be used to finance costs related to feasibility and market studies, programme structuring, business plans, energy audits and financial structuring, as well as to the preparation of tendering procedures, contractual arrangements and project implementation units.
This webinar will focus on the ELENA eligibility requirements and application process, and will also provide some examples of successful projects that have benefitted from an ELENA grant. One of these projects is BRITE – Bristol Retrofitting – Innovative Technologies for Everyone, which has enabled UK Covenant signatory Bristol to implement a number of sustainable energy projects.
Since 2009, ELENA has awarded around EUR 95 million to support an estimated EUR 4.5 billion of investment in local and regional authorities across Europe.
This webinar is particularly destined for municipalities and local authorities that are planning to deliver a project with an investment volume of at least EUR 30 million.
Maciej SZCZEPAŃSKI – ELENA Team, Energy Efficiency & Small-Scale Energy Projects Division, European Investment Bank
Mareike SCHMIDT - Service Manager Energy at Bristol City Council
Moderator: Anja De Cunto, Covenant of Mayors Office