Cyprus Energy Agency

CEA contributes actively to the conservation of energy resources, the protection of the environment, and the improvement of the quality of life.

Cyprus Energy Agency

The Cyprus Energy Agency (CEA) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization, founded in 2009. CEA was cofunded by the European Commission, through the Programme “Intelligent Energy for Europe” and by the Cyprus Union of Communities, for its establishment and first three years of operation.

CEA has become an information point for the local society, providing education and vocational training. It participates in projects in partnership with local, European, and international organizations, contributing to innovation, research, and sustainable development.

It enhances the role of local authorities in sustainable energy planning, providing technical support for developing and implementing actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

CEA also participates in the Cypriot Consortium that coordinates the Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Plan of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology for the Levantine region (EIT Climate-KIC RIS), focusing on education, networking, and the development and promotion of innovative solutions for the shaping of a low-carbon economy.

VISION & MISSION

CEA’s vision for the period 2020-2030 is “A just, inclusive, and climate resilient Cyprus, governed by the principles of sustainability” and its mission is to “contribute actively to the conservation of resources, the protection of the environment, and the improvement of the quality of life.” To achieve these, CEA designated a roadmap (see below) focused on 10 thematic priorities.

PRIORITIES & SERVICES

The agency has experience in a wide variety of areas related to energy and the environment:

They also provide many services and are involved in significant EU initiatives:

MANAGEMENT BOARD

CEA is managed by an eleven-member Management Board, the members of which are:

  • Union of Cyprus Communities (2 members),
  • Commissioner for the Environment,
  • Department of the Environment of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment,
  • University of Cyprus,
  • Cyprus Consumer Association,
  • Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber,
  • Federation of Employers and Industrialists of Cyprus,
  • Association of Renewable Energy Companies of Cyprus (2 members),
  • Federation of Environmental Organizations of Cyprus.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

CEA receives advise by the Advisory Committee, which offers its assistance and experience in the meetings of the Management Board, and its technical support in the activities of the Agency. The members of the Advisory Committee are the following:

  • Region of Crete – Energy Center,
  • Technical University of Crete – Department of Environmental Engineering,
  • Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI),
  • Union of Cyprus Municipalities,
  • European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA),
  • Agência Regional da Energia e Ambiente da Região Autónoma da Madeira (AREAM),
  • Cyprus Standardization Organization (CYS),
  • Cyprus University of Technology (CUT),
  • Cyprus Power Transmission System Operator (TSO),
  • Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC).

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