EAR

EAR

Energy Agency of the Regions

Address: 3830 Waidhofen, Hans-Kuddlich-Straße 2, Austria

Contact person: Markus Hödl

Specification of the field:

The Energy Agency of Regions (EAR - Lower Austria - since 1998) is very well experienced in all matters of energy efficiency and energy saving in industries. Amongst a lot of other activities the team of thirteen persons delivers energy related advisory services for around 100 SMEs per year - from very different branches. This is embedded into a wide range of concerted services in the municipalities and micro regions of Lower Austria. Actually the EAR is developing and coaching 9 climate and energy model regions (KEM). These KEM have as a common target the energy self-sufficiency and they start therefore a process for 20 years. One of the main focal points in these KEM are energy savings in/for SME. The EAR has some well-tried methods and tools for that purpose. The method/tool - planned to develop in LiCEA will compliment and enhance it in an optimal way.

Role in the project:

EAR is a project partner - Leader of WP5 (Application of LiCEA). Role of EAR is very important for successful optimization of LiCEA tools on the base of tested LiCEA guidance document and related tool. EAR is responsible for provision of 25 energy auditing in 5 different industrial districts (=clusters).

Presentation

The Energy Agency of the Regions is a non-profit organisation, founded in March 1998, located in the Waldviertel. The Waldviertel is in the North-West of Lower Austria - next to the Czech border. The members of the energy agency are mainly municipalities. The energy agency of the regions is a regional partner and service provider for ecological, integrated and sustainable energy solutions. It offers informations and consulting as well as project development. The energy agency of the regions employs a diverse professional team, experts of different faculties. The internal resources contain classic technical faculties as well as environmental management and mediation. The general aim is the intensification and effective anchoring of an economic and ecological sense of responsibility resulting in a different energy handling concerning aspects of economy, logical reasoning, cost effectiveness, environment protection, renewable sources and social compatibility.

  • Our target groups:

- communities and private companies - national and federal administration - private organisations and co-operatives - operators of a project

  • We offer:

- energy accounting system - analysis of buildings and plants - preparation of certificates of energy efficiency in buildings - contracting advisory for communities and regions - energy and mobility concepts for communities and regions - energy consulting for companies and institutions - emission simulation and -balances for communities and regions - trainings for energy saving for private and public consumers - development and support of energy regions - ecological energy providing - consulting and tendering - studies and concepts for individual special topics: - local energy supply - main focus on biogas/local heat/district heat - biogas plants - project development - agricultural and industrial - guidelines and basic work for energy efficiency in buildings - potential analysis for bio energy - lectures and workshops - networking - regional/national/international - platform for information and contacts in the area of energy and mobility - international projects

  • Cooperations:

The energy agency of the regions has co operations with regional managements, regional consulting, planning offices, special interest groups, consulting institutions, economy and agriculture as well as with institutions of the public and half public sector in Austria and with the network of about 300 other energy agencies in Europe.

Latest news

19 December

LiCEA project at Enermanagement Conference

LiCEA project at Enermanagement Conference

Around 200 energy managers, energy experts and technicians participated at Enermanagement conference dedicated to the energy management. The event held on 4th December 2014 in...

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18 December

LiCEA Final Conference in Mantova

LiCEA Final Conference in Mantova

On the 16th December 2014, the Final conference of the LiCEA project took place at the AULA MAGNA of the University of Mantova. One-day conference was hosted by Province of...

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04 December

LiCEA Training Seminar in Slovakia

LiCEA Training Seminar in Slovakia

AIEC in cooperation with external LiCEA auditors provided the employees of SIEA with the training on how to get oriented and how to use LiCEA Tools for simplified auditing of...

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