From the Provincial Energy Office, sponsored by the Provincial Council of Granada, we manage issues related to sustainable energy development, as well as different projects to achieve a better use of energy, such as municipal energy optimization plans, educational events, technical advice, mobility studies and integration of energy efficiency measures in urban planning, public lighting, promotion of renewable energy facilities (solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, biomass, and geothermal) as well as European projects.
Since 2001, the Provincial Council of Granada has had an Energy Agency that has been working to achieve European, national and Andalusian objectives in the field of sustainable energy. From 2020 the Agency was taken over by the Diputación de Granada to become the Provincial Energy Office of Granada due to the importance that the implementation of energy policies in the province has gained.
In addition, in 2009 the Provincial Council of Granada joined the European initiative of the Covenant of Mayors as a “Supporting Structure” with a common vision for 2050: to accelerate the decarbonisation of its territories, strengthen its capacity to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change and ensure that its citizens enjoy access to safe, sustainable and affordable energy. Tasks assumed by the Provincial Energy Office of Granada.
Our province has a potential of local natural resources (sun, biomass, water, air, etc.) that can be used as sources for their conversion into alternative energies. The development of these resources requires a significant and continuous effort from all the sectors involved, as their balanced and sustainable development will undoubtedly contribute to the creation of wealth, employment and the improvement of environmental quality.
Greeting from the president
Ana María Muñoz Arquelladas
Municipal energy management
Through the 1389H2 programme of the Provincial Council of Granada, the Provincial Energy Office of Granada is working with the Andalusian Energy Agency to provide courses in Municipal Energy Management so that municipal technicians have first-hand training and information about the possible actions they can carry out in their own municipality in the field of sustainable energy.
In addition, the Provincial Energy Office of Granada, also in collaboration with the Andalusian Energy Agency, provides municipal technicians with the different computer tools for Municipal Energy Management once the Energy Audits have been carried out through the 1389H1 programme.