Energy efficiency (phase II)
GFA supported selected municipalities in implementing Sustainable Energy Actions Plans (SEAPs) in line with European Covenant of Mayors standards and the set-up of municipal energy management systems, including capacity building of energy managers. The services provided included the design and introduction of new tools and procedures for the identification, planning, implementation and monitoring of EE measures (e.g. benchmarking systems, public participation). Pilot projects such as the energetic optimization of heating and lighting systems showed the potential of energy efficiency and the reduction of CO2 emissions. At the national level, GFA advised the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations in harmonizing relevant rules and guidelines.