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130218_Luxor-Egypt SECAP Final

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• Funding sources for energy efficiency and renewable energy development in local municipalities, to assist developers seeking to finance their projects. 3.6. Capacity reinforcement Training actions There are huge needs in terms of training and capacity building on energy issues in all sector and all types of institutions and stakeholders. This is particularly true in Governorate’s services where key players need to enhance their skills to ensure a better management of the issue. Various initiatives are now taking place to provide technical support and training. For instance, RCREEE launched a programme about “Certified Energy Management Programme - CEMP” to train energy professionals. This programme is the 1 st pilot in Egypt, developed in coordination with GIZ to address clause No.48: enhance energy efficiency to fulfil the requirements of the Egyptian electricity Law No.87 of 2015, where large users above 500 kW of connecting capacity to assign energy professional for energy efficiency with reporting responsibilities and regulation (articles 64-67) 9 . Also, the German Chamber of Commerce is offering training programmes in energy saving and energy efficiency. In addition, the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources (MoPMRs) conducted four training programmes between 2014 and 2015 (each 5 days) on energy saving and energy efficiency (EE) to train senior energy managers and deputy energy managers, and to provide them with knowledge, skills and certify them to manage energy efficiency in the administrative buildings of the Ministry. Moreover, JICA offered and conducted training programmes on EE to government officials between 2015 and 2017. However, needs are by large surpassing the offer and international funding agencies should be invited to support more initiatives of this type. It will be important to see how the City of Luxor and the Governorate’s services can benefit from such trainings in order to ensure that their services are up for the mission they will have to deliver. Awareness-raising actions Awareness and communication are indispensable tools for the dissemination of good practices, to help reduce energy consumption on a day-to-day basis. The Governorate of Luxor needs to develop robust campaigns all across the City of Luxor and the Governorate on this issue. One has to recognize that the Governorate of Luxor has other major priorities to address. On the contrary, Governorates concerned with energy management on their territory and benefiting from a direct connection with their constituencies are the right institutions to develop awareness activities. 3.7. Organisational Aspects Organisational structure to implement the SECAP In order to implement the SECAP, the Governorate should secure its Sustainable Energy Activity Unit (SEAU). 9 RCREEE at: - (Accessed: 29.07. 2016). 24

The SEAU will be in charge of all Governorates’ energy related questions. This unit is planned to be an autonomous CES-MED Unit in the Governorate of Luxor, coordinating with the Governorate’s Strategic Planning Unit. Also, the CES-MED Unit will be directly in connection with the NREA to ensure the sustainable energy strategy is deeply embedded in the strategic development plans of the City of Luxor. This SEAU will have to develop specific energy projects, assemble financial packages, establish partnerships and accompany the project at political, technical and administrative level. Members of the SEAU will be selected and appointed by the City of Luxor and the Governorate during the first stages of the SECAP’s implementation, with the technical support of the CES-MED, if required. Team members must be available during working hours. To maintain a reasonable workload, all new or additional tasks allocated to members must be balanced by delegating existing tasks to other colleagues. Team stability is a condition for the longevity and continuity of the SECAP’s implementation. The replacement of any team member may affect the implementation process and diminish overall team capacity through lost experience and time spent finding a replacement. In order to prepare for a replacement, any departure from the team must be planned for by training and reinforcing the skills of future members. To support the SECAP implementation and its permanent improvement as well as refinement, the team will identify external actors with specific expertise, such as university researchers, companies or NGOs that could help strengthening the dynamic of the SECAP. The implication of specialised researchers can contribute to the development of projects through studies and the integration and transferability of new technologies. Working as a team, the SEAU and its advisers must ensure the coherence of the overall Governorate’s policy and all energy related projects design and implementation. The Team missions include: • Educating users about the implementation of the Governorate’s policy on sustainable energy; • Training the technical personnel in charge of the different services, including to ensuring adequate maintenance of renewable energy facilities; and • Organising reporting on progress made and communicating the results of implemented actions to municipal personnel, city’s inhabitants and stakeholders. The energy team’s role comprises: • Tracking energy consumption in municipal buildings, identifying problems and proposing solutions by reviewing how buildings are used and whether they require renovations; • Ensuring the maintenance of facilities; • Working on the interaction between users and facilities. Listening to users and considering them as partners since they are first hand observers of what occurs in buildings and with services delivered; • Carrying out technical studies and developing requirements specifications in order to choose materials best suited for buildings and overall energy efficiency. Appointment of the elected official tasked with energy Among municipal elected officials, it is critical that there is an elected official in charge of sustainable energy. This sends a strong political signal of the municipality’s political will to local, regional and national authorities and gives political visibility to energy management at the international level (Convention of Mayors - CoM). The elected official in charge of energy is appointed to: 25

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