IRE Liguria



Team

  • Maria FABIANELLI
    CEO & ClimactRegions Project Coordinator
  • Silvia MOGGIA
    ClimactRegions Project Manager
  • Francesca VERARDO
    Financial Manager

Address

16121 Genova, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy

Contact

  • Phone : +390105488730

About us

IRE Liguria is the operative tool of the Regione Liguria in the energy field which very recently merged 3 structures together, including ‘ARE Liguria’. It has a team of experienced professionals and consultants that boasts technical, commercial, managerial, communication and training skills.

ARE Liguria, now incorporated within IRE Liguria, was established in 1996 within the framework of the SAVE PERU programme: “Creation of regional and local energy agencies”. It is the founding member of RENAEL (National Network of Energy Agencies) and has been a member of FEDARENE (European Federation of Agencies for Energy and the Environment) since 1997.

ARE Liguria worked in the institutional field, supporting the regional authority and other local administrations to elaborate and implement energy plans, promoting the local acquisition of laws, founding a consortium to jointly buy electricity, offering training on energy matters as much as information on new fuels and technologies. ARE also elaborated feasibility studies applying energy efficiency rules according to the EU directive. ARE also took part in EU projects dealing with European energy policy priorities, such as buildings and communities certification, energy management in the health system, promotion of new contractual and management models.

Key competencies:

  • Experience in supporting local authorities in elaborating and implementing their energy and environmental policies
  • Energy and environment balances
  • Energy Planning
  • Implementations of energy information systems
  • Monitoring of energy planning processes
  • Education and dissemination activities
  • European projects management

Liguria Region, Italy

Liguria is the extreme south-western part of Northern Italy and lies on the Ligurian Sea. It borders with France to the west, Piedmont and Emilia-Romagna to the north and Tuscany to the east and spreads in an arch from the mouth of Roia to that of the Magra rivers, embracing the south side of the Ligurian Alps and Apennines (separated by Colle di Cadibona) as well as a large part of the Po Valley flanks.

Since 2003 Liguria Region manages its environmental and energetic policies through a regional energy policy implementation plan which is determined in accordance with the objectives of the Kyoto Protocol and the regional planning in the field of air pollution,  use of local renewable sources and energy efficiency in public buildings, aimed to identify necessary measures to achieve them.

Regional Sustainable Energy Action Plan

The Regional Energy Plan (PEAR) was approved by the Regional Council in Resolution No. 43, December 2, 2003 and  the main purpose of the Plan is to produce from renewable sources at least 7% of energy consumed in Liguria within 2010, stabilizing the emissions of climate-altering gases to 1990 levels  (this means a decrease of 19%) and encouraging energy conservation.  PEAR provides a detailed energy picture of the Liguria Region and contains indicators on energy efficiency, annual CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels (from 1990 to 1998), energy technologies for combustion, tools for an effective energy policy, socio-economic data and a final report about the potential of renewable sources by provinces and municipalities of Liguria (biomass, wind, municipal solid waste, sun) and the rational use of energy in the building sector.

Thanks to its efforts the Region has reached many of the objective of the PEAR: more than 79 MW are produced through Hydropower plants, 7.30 come from PV plants, 10.25 from biogas and more than 47 from wind turbines. Following this success, with resolution No. 3 of 3 February 2009 the Regional Council approved the proposal to update the target of PEAR Wind Energy forecasting an increase of the installed capacity from 8 to 120 megawatts ( for this purpose, the Energy plan contains the scheme of sites potentially suitable for the installation of wind generation and maps areas not suitable for the placement of wind turbines) and according to the regional strategies and priorities has entrusted the Energy Service to prepare the new Energy Plan (Regional law n.22/2007 states the Plan has to be updated every five years).