Follower City Asenovgrad is proceeding with the Integrated Energy Planning process

11 Sep 2019

As part of the Asenovgrad Integrated Energy Planning Process, a workshop was held on 16 May 2019 with the main aim to bring together local stakeholders and discuss with them the current status and future priorities of the “Integrated Plan for Urban Regeneration and Development” (IPURD) in order to formulate different scenarios for its update. The main topics discussed were focused on the local renewable energy production potential of the municipality, specifically the availability of agricultural biomass and biogas.

This was an important point for the participants, as some are an agricultural cooperative growing cereal crops and breeding pigs which would contribute to the increase of production of biogas and biomass on the territory of Asenovgrad. Other topics included local PV potential and what projects and financing mechanisms are best fitted to utilize it; continuation of efforts for refurbishment of private residential buildings and managing the backlog of applications; future operational programmes providing funding for agricultural cooperatives; and available funding for energy refurbishment and RES utilisation in private residential buildings. After the interesting discussion, the workshop ended with the agreement that additional inputs on the topics would be sent via e-mail to the SmartEnCity contact person in Asenovgrad Municipality.

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