Activities

International renewable energy best practice handbook

The guideline will aim at explore and summarize the state-of-art practice of renewable energy initiatives of the member regions. The survey will identify the strong-weak points of the national good practices and will sum up the additional requirements of the training material to be developed by the project. The guideline will have the summary of the results and findings of the national questionnaires. The guideline will consist of VI. chapters.

Chapter I.: Cross-border best practices in energy to biomass,

Chapter II.: Cross-border best practices in other renewable energy technology initiatives,

Chapter III.: Cross-border best practices in refurbishment initiatives aiming energy efficiency,

Chapter IV: Cross-border best practices in sustainable building initiatives aiming energy efficiency,

Chapter V: Lessons learnt - a way to success,

Chapter VI. Competencies needed to implement successful energy projects.

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Assess the state-of-art competences of target groups

An internet based competency self assessment tool is developed and tested on 10 members of each target groups. The results of the self assessments will be analyzed and summarized in a form of methodology (in what training module, what competences should be developed) for the development of the training material.

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Biomass to energy e-learning module

Development of the e-learning material on the biomass to energy topic based on the identified competency gap of the training groups. The training material will involve: energy crop production issues (what to produce, where to produce), land use questions of biomass production, bio-waste to energy option as a substitution possibility, HR organization o biomass production, biomass to energy technology, options analysis of advantages, disadvantages regarding local agricultural and human circumstances.

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Renewable energy technology e-learning module

The e-learning module will focus on the technological skills needed to analyze the different renewable energy technology options. This includes the presentation of the possible alternatives of renewable energy production (solar, wind, geothermal, water, heat pump etc.), and the distribution issues (e.g.: smart grid solutions). The focus will be given to competences to be able to evaluate the different technological solutions based on their advantages or disadvantages with regards to the needs and possibility of the local community.

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Energy efficiency e-learning module

The e-learning module will focus on the technological skills needed to analyze the different energy efficiency technology options. This includes the presentation of the possible alternatives of refurbishment of existing building (insulation, refurbishment of heating/cooling system, smart energy solutions etc.), and the sustainable construction possibilities of new housing (passive house technology, locally produced energy options etc.). The focus will be given to competences to be able to evaluate the different technological solutions based on their advantages or disadvantages with regards to the needs and possibility of the local community.

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Project management e-learning module

Beside the selecting the best option for money, in a successful renewable energy initiative implementation and operations issues should also be on the top of the agenda. This includes that the project is managed properly (action planning, SMART objectives etc.), the financing for both investment and operation phase insured (fund raising possibilities, cost-benefit and business analysis), the public acceptance is ensured (public relations, dissemination issues), and there is a proper quality control mechanism (indicators, monitoring, risk assessment and intervention plan). The e-learning material is prepared to develop these skills based on the state-of-art competences of the target groups.

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Workshops

6 workshops are organized during implementation (3 good practice + 3 finalizing the education material)

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