BEI done for Litija and Šmartno pri Litiji

Published by Suzana Vurunic on 30/04/2015

We are preparing SEAP for two municipalities: Litija and Šmartno pri Litiji. BEI was done for both of them and it is still in progress of official confirmation by municipality officials. Šentrupert already had their SEAP prepared and also BEI.

The Covenant of Mayors provides two possible methodological options for the development of a joint SEAP and area of Heart of Slovenia used the individual commitment. Litija and Šmartno pri Litiji were first to make their SEAPs, where each committed to reducing CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020 and is thus required to develop its own SEAP. Because both municipalities have already had their Local energy concepts with collected data for the year 2010, this was used as a baseline year for BEI. Standard emission factors were used to calculate emission for different sources for energy (electricity, coal, wood, gas …).

SEAP contains the impacts on energy savings in municipality buildings, households, traffic (municipality vehicles), renewable energy production and CO2 emissions reduction. Šmartno špri Litiji plans to reduce their emission for 20,67 % by 2020. The highest emissions occur in household, so a lot of measures are focused on workshops, lectures, advices for citizens and how to apply for financial supports for environmental projects form Eco fund in the field of supporting the investments in energy efficiency of the final consumers of energy. Also public buildings present a challenge. A lot of boiler will soon have to be replaced with new ones. The biggest obstacle will surly be traffic, were measures define more collaboration between municipalities and also on regional level.

Three municipalities: Šentrupert, Mirna, Mokronog-Trebelno as a geographical and economical rounded area inside Heart of Slovenia, in valley called Mirna Valley are connected with common activities. Only municipality Šenturpert decided to join the Covenant of Mayors. They made their own SEAP but didn't signed CoM yet. Municipalities Mirna and Mokronog-Trebelno are still in process of joining to CoM and therefore preparing their SEAP and BEI.