The Asturian Energy Foundation is the new Regional Energy Agency of the Principado of Asturias (Spain), which adopts the legal figure of Foundation and it’s a non-profit entity, with private nature and with its own legal personality and full capacity to work.
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FAEN has been founded on the 16th July 2001 and it has been active since the 1st February 2002 with the nomination of Mr. Manuel Penche as Manager–Director.
Mr Penche has a broad experience in the energy field and has worked in other enterprises such as Gas de Asturias, S.A., Grupo Hidrocantábrico and Duro Felguera.
FAEN general aim is to promote and develop activities related to research, technical development and training with interest for the energetic industry of Asturias, extending those acts to electricity, gas, renewable energies, oil and other energy sectors, energetic and financial markets, and also with other connected sectors, as deliverers and/or consumers.
It also aims to support the Principado of Asturias in the elaboration of an Energy Planning for the Community, promoting energy savings and diversification.
FAEN carries out several activities related with energy such as studies, energy planning, awareness campaign, energy audits, training, counseling and advisory services, technological energy research and financial aid on energy projects.
Representation, administration and management of the Foundation are in charge of the Management Board, composed by the following entities:
The main mission of FAEN is to:
FAEN aim is support the Principado of Asturias in reaching the target of 12% of energy generation by renewable energy sources, marked by the European Union.
In order to reach the target, we are fostering the introduction of new RES technologies, supporting and advising enterprises, institutions and private agents.
Our pillars are the creation of new jobs and the sustainable economical development of the society, taking the maximum advance of autochthonous resources.
In the field of renewable energies, FEAN can advise on the best energy solutions heading to resolve necessities, using autochthonous resources with low costs and important environmental benefits for the entity and society as a whole.
For these reasons we are working on:
Energy Savings and Efficiency
The main goal is to reduce energy consumption while sustain or, if possible, decrease energy needs.
The areas of intervention in the energy efficiency field are:
The tools to be used are:
Energy Planning and External Relations
FAEN works on the study of the energy regional context, demanding previsions for each economical sector as a reference point for possible actions on the energy policy and on the promotion of different activities related with awareness-raising.
This area of intervention includes the following activities: