Enel is working with Svimez, the association for the industrial development of Southern Italy, signed a two-year agreement to work on projects that encourage the development of renewable energy and promote better energy efficiency practices. Both parties have agreed to lend 100 thousand Euros towards the program, which may also receive third party funding.
Italy’s “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the future of Southern Italy” project calls for mapping the financial, energy, and environmental impacts of energy saving initiatives green power generation technologies.
According to Fondazione Enel, the company’s collaboration with Svimez is designed to give “regional, national, and EU policymakers with a useful tool in carrying out program for developing Southern Italy. By signing the agreement, the two associations are emphasizing the role that energy efficiency and renewable energy play as among the most important drivers in spurring the development of Southern Italy and of the entire country.”
The “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for the future of Southern Italy” initiative is scheduled to roll out in two, one-year stages. Enel reports that the first phase will map the “potential of primary energy sources and theoretical savings based upon the technologies available–both mature technologies and those that could be encouraged through incentives—followed by identifying geographical, regulatory, institutional/cultural, and infrastructure barriers to the development of efficiency enhancement measures and the use of renewable energy resources. This will be followed by an analysis of the regional economic structure and the environmental impact of the production chains involved.”
The second stage will consist of a more detailed study on the “potential of certain technologies for generating electricity from renewable resources and the application of energy efficiency enhancement tools within specific production chains.”© smartmeters.com. No Reproduction without permission.