SEC Toolbox
  Why should you develop a sustain-able energy community?
  Assesing the potential for developing a sustainable energy community!
  Selecting the right solutions in relation to your potential!
  Creating incentives to implement your solutions!
  Needed actions to implement your solutions?
Monitoring & evaluating your achievements!

  SEC Toolbox - Context

  CONTEXT - Why and how should you develop a Sustainable Energy Community?
Establishing your local SEC working organization Back to context
To ensure a good communication and dialogue and commitment from various stakeholders a SEC Board should be set up.

Forming the board
The starting point for forming the board is political commitment, which is indispensable.

Subsequently a stakeholder mapping can be conducted and a list of entities/names of representatives elaborated.

The members of the SEC Board should represent all relevant stakeholders from the main axes defined in relation to sustainable energy communities: the local policy-making, the local energy citizenship, and the local energy market; i.e.:

  Demand Side/ Energy-Citizens:
  Social housing
Communal public buildings
Owners/administrators of multifamily houses
Owners of private individual houses
Owners of industrial buildings
Local politicians
  Municipal utilities
  Supply Side / Energy Market:
  Energy Suppliers
Fuel suppliers
Service Providers
Architects and engineers
Construction companies

  Role of the SEC Board
The Board will be forum for coordination between the various stakeholders in relation to the local processes and a forum for channelling of results and experience to the various stakeholders. The role of the SEC Board would e.g. be to (examples):
Ensure continuous political commitment
Ensure consensus among stakeholders in the planning and implementation process
Ensure resources for the Working Team and for activities
Provide information and data regarding the energy situation in the community
Assuring exchange of information between the various stakeholders.
  Ensure co-ordination and contacts to energy stakeholders
  Monitor and supervise the SEC Process
  Decision making (if defined so)
  Evaluate tools for the SEC Process (SEC-Tools)
  Assist the SEC Working Team
A vital element to address in the SEC Boards is the practical implementation of measures:
  How can the proposed measures be put into practice successfully, taking into account current barriers and incentives?
  How can incentives to participate in the local energy planning process be created for the relevant stakeholders?
  How will the stakeholder be empowered to implement the Action Plan (when ready) in their respective fields of responsibility?
In addition, various local working groups may be connected to the Board on specific tasks. The necessary human/financial resources must be allocated to the working group and their activities.
It can be important to appoint a local co-ordinator to be in charge of the activities. He/she must have a strong commitment to the area and be fully empowered and backed-up by the policy level to manage the SEC Process. The person could have the charge as Local Energy Manager.


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