Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency

MIEMA is a non-profit, public-equivalent body initially set up to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.

Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency

The Agency

MIEMA is a non-profit, public-equivalent body initially set up to promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.

It forms part of the European network of IEE Energy Agencies, having been established in 2007 through funding received from the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme and various Maltese public institutions.
 

Activities

Since its setting up, MIEMA has implemented more than 25 European projects, all related to the environment and sustainable energy, under a range of different programmes. The agency’s technical team includes professionals with different areas of expertise, including engineers, architects and urban planners. The different key experts have a long experience in the management of EU projects, funded under different programmes including Interreg MED, Interreg Europe, Italia-Malta, ENI, Life, Erasmus+ and H2020. MIEMA has developed projects in the fields of green economy, ICT, sustainable practices, and awareness raising to promote a behavioural shift towards energy transition changes.

The agency carried out several studies related to the use of different renewable and innovative energy sources and their application to the national context, including solar, off-shore wind and wave energy as well as the production of biofuel from micro-algae. MIEMA prepared several action plans related to renewable energy sources, energy efficiency in buildings, eco-industrial areas and e-mobility. In 2012 the agency’s management board decided to enlarge the scope of the activities of the agency to address wider environmental and climate change issues. The agency is also in the process of developing higher education courses on environmental management.

In the news

Malta pilot: Gozo island solution

The pilot is addressed to investigate a grid-connected community micro-grid model which represents small municipalities. Analysis and prediction of energy requirements would allow the micro-grid to be disconnected from the main grid (islanding) in case of main grid failure. Energy monitoring started in November 2017, with measurements being taken every minute

Best Practices

Gozo, an eco-island in Malta

Gozo, an eco-island in Malta

Together with the Gozo Regional Council, MIEMA recently set up the Gozo Regional Development Foundation to offer tailored services for the eco-island.