A core part of the
action concerned elaboration of generic
tools, a ‘Toolbox’ with a view to encourage
qualified sustainable energy thinking and practice.
SEC-Toolbox aims at guiding and supporting various
stakeholders along the process of planning and developing a
sustainable energy community.
The SEC Tools project has identified the needs for various kinds of tools
and on this background identified, evaluated and modified
existing tools. To some extent, new tools have been
The on-line English Internet version includes several downloadable
guidelines (booklets), links, videos, on-line guidance, list
of tools, news etc.
It is a brut list of tool categories (25 sub categories under 6 main
categories) forming a basis for local tool-boxes in the
individual project countries adapted to local needs and
relation to the toolboxes existing tools were tested against
the pilot projects, and new tools developed in accordance
with identified needs. In addition to an overall biomass
assessment tool these mainly considered several guidelines
within energy management, energy saving measures and
financing. In Lithuania a heat allocation methodology was
developed, which during the process was approved by the
Lithuanian Heat Tariff Commission as an official methodology