ManagEnergy Master Class II – Development and Use of Financial Instruments

The Call to join our 2nd Master Class on the Development and Use of Financial Instruments is now open. Are you working for an energy agency, a city or a region? Apply now!

From the 27 September 2023 to the 25 October 2023 Place Stéphanie - Stefaniaplein 20, 1050 Ixelles - Elsene, Belgium

ManagEnergy Master Classes aim to equip Energy Agencies and Regional and Local Authorities across Europe with the skills and knowledge to foster, stimulate and develop sustainable energy projects in Europe. Designed to build the capacity, expertise and knowledge of energy agencies’ staff, these Master Classes also present opportunities for networking with peers.

The Master Classes will be delivered in a blended learning format.  A one and half-day face-to-face session in Brussels is supported with two half-day online sessions. The format of the classes includes problem-solving exercises, workshops, case studies and guest lectures from agencies and organisations relevant to energy investments. 

Financial support (up to a maximum of €550) is provided to participants for travel and accommodation costs.  Participants who complete the Master Classes will receive a Digital Badge attesting their participation. 

Applications for Master class 2 now open

You can now apply for our 2nd Master Class on the Development and Use of Financial Instruments. The Class will be delivered in a blended learning format:

  • A first online session will take place on 27 September morning;
  • The second session is face-to-face in Brussels on 10-11 October (one and a half day);
  • The third and final session will be online on 27 October.

The aim of this module is to develop the core skills and competences of Energy Agencies to utilise a variety of financial mechanisms, models and instruments to implement sustainable energy projects. Special focus will be given to financial mechanisms for three types of projects (implementation model in brackets):

  1. Modernisation of street lighting (Smart-EPC model);
  2. Deep retrofit of public and residential buildings (PPP and various EPC models);
  3. Building integrated and stand alone PV systems and other renewable energy technologies (PPA model).

The programme will provide an overview of financial mechanisms and instruments, with emphasis on types of support which Energy Agencies can provide to enable projects to be progressed from concept through to implementation.  Financing tools and solutions will be introduced and case studies provided of successful applications of funding models in regions across Europe. The module will draw on experiences and knowledge from a range of relevant and successful EU Initiatives and Projects.

The module will focus on projects with investment levels in the region of €10-30 M, as these fit very well within current available PDA schemes (LIFE PDA calls as well as ELENA facility).

This Master Class will be delivered by experts from the North-West Croatia Regional Energy and Climate Agency (REGEA), supported by guest speakers.

Hurry up! Applications for this first Master Class are open until 8 September. The Class is open to staff from local and regional energy agencies and local/regional public authorities considering the establishment of an energy agency or with remits similar to energy agencies.