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Signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. represent cities that vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris. Within a year following their signature, Covenant signatories Signatories Signatories represent cities, with different size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris, that have signed the Covenant of Mayors on a voluntary manner and are committed to implement sustainable energy policies to meet and exceed the EU 20% CO2 reduction objective through increased energy efficiency and development of renewable energy sources. commit to implement Sustainable Energy Action Plans Sustainable Energy Action Plans A Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) is the key document in which the Covenant signatory outlines how it intends to reach its CO2 reduction target by 2020. It defines the activities and measures set up to achieve the targets, together with time frames and assigned responsibilities. Covenant signatories are free to choose the format of their SEAP, as long as it is in line with the general principles set out in the Covenant SEAP guidelines. on their territory, with the aim of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 20% by 2020.

The list of cities that have signed up to the Covenant may be found below and here (PDF format).

Sabadell

2020 CO2 target

Signatory

Mayor (or equivalent): Juli Fernandez
Population: 207,338 inhabitants
Website: http://www.sabadell.cat

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 7 October 2008
Status 2

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of BarcelonaSpain212

Covenant Supporters

Covenant Supporters Countries Signatories
Xarxa de Ciutats i Pobles cap a la Sostenibilitat (Network of Cities and Towns towards Sustainibilty)Spain180

Benchmarks

Smart meters project - domestic saving campaign
Sector: Residential buildings
Implementation timeframe: 2010 - 2020
Area of intervention: Information and Communication Technologies
Policy instrument: Awareness raising / training
Responsible body: Sustainabiliy and Ecosystem Management (Local Energy Office)
KEY FIGURES
CO2 reduction :
1250 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
42000 €

Description: Sabadell Municipality has engaged a domestic energy saving campaign to 100 dwellings in Sabadell, using a smart-meter energy device given to the families for a period of 6 months. The smart-meter provides on-time energy consumption in kWh, EUR or tones of CO2, and it is enhanced by a software, and intelligent energy user's manual included in the saving-kit. Beneficiaries should voluntarily apply to be enrolled under the saving campaign. Use, installation of the smart-meter and call -center is given freely by the local municipality. An estimated energy saving of 337 kWh/year saving per family. An overall of 100 dwellings are involved in the project so the final emissions saving is 144,6 Kg of CO2 per dwelling per year.By Dec 2012, 72 families and up to 202 people have benefited from the campaign, with an average of 12,53% electricity saving.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources, Other

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Last updated at: 24 July 2015
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