The City Hall of Sector 2 in the Capital intends to create a map of energy poverty and a one-stop-shop dedicated to energy efficiency solutions. “The project will help us make decisions in the future. We want to create a map of energy poverty in sector 2”, said Anda Badea, councilor of the City Hall of Sector 2, Bucharest, at the “Smart Cities” conference, organized by Energynomics.
The project is financed by the EU and is to be carried out together with an expert appointed from Brussels. For the success of the project, the town hall will need a series of data from all the energy bills of the residents of Sector 2, and once it has access to this information, it will be able to attract European funding “aimed at the poverty pockets”.
Another objective of the Sector 2 City Hall is to create a one-stop shop to provide citizens with information and solutions regarding increasing energy efficiency. To begin with, the town hall will open an office where people will be able to present the energy efficiency problems they have so that the town hall can guide them towards optimal solutions. In addition to this office, a website dedicated to the same purpose will be launched. “For the beginning, we will have impersonal solutions and we will leave it up to the citizens to find their suppliers. But we intend to collaborate with suppliers of energy efficient materials and solutions and with banks because these products could be guaranteed by the town hall”, Badea added.
On March 15, from 2:00 p.m., a public debate on the One-Stop-Shop project is scheduled at the headquarters of the Sector 2 City Hall (Str. Chiristigiilor, no. 11-13). The project can be consulted HERE!
For 2023, the mayor’s office of Sector 2 has a budget of 2.2 billion lei, of which almost half will be allocated for investments. Thus, 20% of these investments will target education infrastructure, i.e. renovating some schools and increasing their energy efficiency.
A quarter of this money will be used for the thermal rehabilitation of over 70 blocks, and 11% of the budget will be allocated to waste management.
Bucharest is one of the cities in Romania included in the initiative to achieve climate neutrality for 2030. “We are optimistic that Bucharest will be one of the 100 cities that will become climate neutral by 2030,” Badea also said.
The “Smart Cities” conference was organized by Energynomics, with the support of our partners, among them ABB, ENGIE Romania, Finder, Flash Lighting Services, Photomate, REI Group, SIXT.