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• Institutional and regulatory analysis of energy efficiency and renewable energy development at the municipal level texts related to legislation that promotes investment in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. 3.5. Capacity reinforcement 3.5.1. Training actions There are huge needs in terms of training and capacity building on energy issues in all sectors and all types of institutions and stakeholders. This is particularly true in the 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 the programme “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 professionals for energy efficiency with reporting responsibilities and regulation (articles 64-67) 8 . 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 Hurghada 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. 3.5.2. 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 Red Sea needs to develop robust campaigns all across the City of Hurghada and the Governorate on this issue. One could recognise that the Governorate of Red Sea has other major priorities to address. However, 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. 3.6. Organisational aspects 3.6.1. Organisational structure to implement the SECAP In order to implement the SECAP, the Governorate should secure its Sustainable Energy Activity Unit (SEAU). The SEAU will be in charge of all the Governorate’s energy related questions. This unit is planned to be an autonomous Unit in the Governorate of Red Sea, coordinating with the Governorate’s Strategic Planning Unit. Also, the 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 Hurghada. This unit will have to develop specific energy projects, assemble financial packages, establish partnerships and accompany the project at the political, technical and administrative level. Members of the SEAU will be selected and appointed by the City of Hurghada and the Governorate during the first stages of the SECAP’s implementation, with the 8 RCREEE at: - (Accessed: 29.07. 2016). 18

technical support of 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 and refinement, the team will identify external actors with specific expertise, such as university researchers, companies or NGOs that could help strengthen 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 Unit and its advisers must ensure the coherence of the overall Governorate’s policy and all energy related projects’ design and implementation. The team’s 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 ensure 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 also includes: • 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 requirement specifications in order to choose materials best suited for buildings and overall energy efficiency. 3.6.2. 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 (Covenant of Mayors – CoM). The elected official in charge of energy is appointed to: • Demonstrate the political will of the municipality, • Give political visibility to energy management, • Provide direction to facilitate the development of partnerships with national and global institutions, • Manage transversal issues related to the energy transition. Through the dynamism of the elected official in charge of energy and the sustainable energy team, energy management must progressively occupy a greater role in the different sectors that fall under the municipality’s responsibility. The dedicated elected official must work in collaboration with other elected officials and with the technical head of energy. He/she is the spokesperson for all subjects related to energy policy and municipal property and must be attentive to city personnel and users. He/she must provide momentum for the SECAP’s implementation. He/she also ensures the: • Creation of inter-thematic connections and the integration of energy management into all City’s projects and actions, 19

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