Illustration Local and Regional Energy Agencies

Local and Regional Energy agencies, mainly supported by public authorities, advise local authorities for the implementation of their sustainable energy policies, and often provide as well technical assistance in the design of energy projects and the dissemination of information.

These agencies support local development by acting as an intermediary between the local/regional authority and local/regional stakeholders of the energy market.

Over the years, the role of Local and Regional Energy Agencies (LAREAs) has been crucial to ensure the delivery of good quality Action Plans and their implementation.

AREAM - Agência Regional da Energia e Ambiente da Região Autónoma da Madeira


Country: Portugal


Main contact: Cláudia Henriques
Position: Project manager

Our contribution to the Covenant of Mayors initiative

AREAM is a private non-profit making association, recognised as a public utility, being its main purpose the promotion of energy efficiency, use of renewable energy resources and protection of the environment, namely by supporting local and regional authorities, energy suppliers and end-users, as well as developing research activities, studies and projects in these areas. AREAM has supported 11 municipalities of the Autonomous Region of Madeira in the process of becoming signatories to the Covenant of Mayors and in the development of their SEAP. AREAM has also supported the Municipality of Funchal in the elaboration of its first implementation report.
Last updated at: 25 February 2015
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