What is SEAP?

Is a European initiative through which localities, cities and regions volunteer to exceed the set target of 20% CO2 reduction. This formal commitment must be achieved by implementing a Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).

SEAP needs to focus on measures to reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption by final consumers.

The commitments of the Convention cover the entire geographical area of ​​the local authority (city, region). Therefore, SEAP includes actions that concern both the public and the private sectors.

The local authority may decide to set its own CO2 reduction target either as “absolute reduction” or “reduction for each resident”. The main sectors targeted are buildings, equipment / installations and urban transport means.

SEAP also includes activities related to local electricity generation (development of photovoltaic electricity generation, wind power, cogeneration, local power generation capacity), and local heating generation or cooling.

In addition, SEAP covers areas where local authorities can influence long-term energy consumption (such as land-use planning), encourage product and service markets in the field of energy efficiency (public procurement), and changing consumption patterns (cooperating with local economic agents and citizens).

Key steps for successful development and implementation of SEAP:

1. Initiation

  • Political Commitment and Convention Sowing
  • Adaptation of the administrative structures of the city
  • Getting support from local partners

2. Planning phase

  • Evaluating the current framework: Where are we?
  • Setting the vision: Where do we go?
  • Planning: How do we get there?
  • Approval of the plan and its submission

3. Implementation phase

4. Phase of monitoring and reporting

  • Monitoring
  • Reporting and submitting the implementation report

5. Revision

For developing the SEAP, Servelect:

Is involved in obtaining the necessary data to describe the history of energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions.

Process data on implemented projects and quantify energy savings, emissions and cost of public buildings, public utilities, etc.

Elaborates the SEAP documentation, according to the guide.

SEAP also correlates with other documentation and strategies, energy efficiency improvement, etc.

In the implementation phase, Servelect tracks, monitors and quantifies the actual savings, and is involved in energy optimization through urban energy management activities.



A clear picture of the energy efficiency increasing potential, punctual solutions and implementation.


Quantification of benefits, including urban energy management activities.

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