The Odessa Municipal Energy Agency (OMEA) was established in April 2015 with the goal of identifying and tapping potentials for energy savings and increasing energy efficiency. With the support of the Project, OMEA is driving forward energy efficiency and energy saving measures in Odessa.
OMEA successfully facilitated an adoption in June 2015 a decision by the Odessa City Council to join an EU initiative – the ‘Covenant of Mayors’ – on local sustainable energy.
On behalf of the city and with input from the Project, OMEA has developed a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) and energy monitoring and energy management systems. On 7 December 2016 the “Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Odessa until 2030” was approved by the session of the Odessa City Council. Moreover, OMEA was commissioned by the authorities to identify and prepare energy efficiency investment projects in the public sphere.
Also, supported by the Project, OMEA began a close cooperation with the Odessa National Polytechnic University. The main objective of the cooperation is an establishment of the Center for Energy Efficient Technologies (CCET). CEET will function as a structural division of ONPU and will be used for training and educational purposes, which meet the ONPU tasks. At the same time, the CEET will act as a structural element of OMEA and will be the basis for future educational and scientific activities, awareness campaigns for students and population, exhibitions, conferences, workshops etc.
More information about OMEA and its activities you can find on the website of the Agency: http://omea.org.ua/en/
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