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.

AREAL - Regional Agency of Energy and Environment of Algarve


Country: Portugal


Main contact: Natalia Cabral
Position: Assistance and Coordination

Our contribution to the Covenant of Mayors initiative

The Agency's work is related to energy efficiency and renewable energy and works with the 16 municipalities of the Algarve making audits of their buildings and public lighting networks AREAL was responsible for SEAPS of FARO and LAGOA, and demand that other municipalities do their accession to the Covenant of Mayors.
Last updated at: 9 May 2016
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