The Municipality of Zitsa, a historical municipality located within the Region of Epirus, has successfully developed an Energy Plan for 2030. EPTA S.A. has technically supported the Municipality to compile this Energy Plan and to choose the appropriate measures in order to reduce municipal CO2 emissions by 40%, by the year 2030.
According to the Baseline Emission Inventory (BEI), in 2015, 4,442 tonnes of CO2 were emitted within Zitsa from municipal activities, including buildings and transportation. Approximately 37% of the emissions came from water and wastewater pumping stations, 32% from road lighting and 27% from municipal buildings.
The Sustainable Energy Action Plan proposed measures and actions to be implemented in different sectors:
1. Municipal buildings
2. Water and wastewater pumping stations
3. Road lighting
4. Municipal vehicles
5. Public Procurement
The Municipality has already implemented interventions for improving its energy efficiency such as an installation of a photovoltaic system on a school roof and energy efficiency measures in water stations. Several energy efficiency studies for buildings have already been undertaken, as the Municipality intends to actively pursue funding opportunities, under the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2014-2020 Programme.
In conclusion, it is expected that total emissions from municipal buildings will be decreased by approximately 28%, emissions from road lighting by 54% and emissions from municipal vehicles by 22%.
Additionally, the Municipality of Zitsa has set a target to increase its Renewable Energy production by 420MWh. In order to achieve this target, photovoltaics will be installed on municipal buildings and thus CO2 emissions will be further decreased by 482 tonnes.