The Regional Energy Agency of Pazardjik (REAP) has been legally established in June 2005 as a nonprofit association under the statutes of Bulgarian Law, and confirmed with the autonomy requirement of Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) guidelines. The main purpose of REAP is to encourage the development of sustainable energy through local and regional actions for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. REAP is an association of municipalities from Pazardjik district, as well as private organizations and stakeholders operating in the field of EE and RES. The Agency offers support to local authorities in achieving their objectives and strategic planning for renewable energies, as well as development of a range of initiatives with other local, regional and foreign organizations.
Among main priorities of REAP are: EE and RES projects identification and development, energy efficiency in buildings, development of sustainable energy communities, EE and RES in SMEs.
A specific priority of REAP is the biomass use for energy purposes, defined by the big agricultural and forestry potential in the Pazardjik region.
To perform common and detailed energy audits of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), and development of company standards.
Energy certifications of public and household buildings.
Promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy strategies, policies and practices at local level.
Dissemination of best European practices in the area of rational energy use and implementation of RES.
To encourage international programs that focus on the financing and marketing of projects which emphasize on energy efficiency.
Development, implementation and financing of energy efficiency projects under the third party financing schemes.
Ensuring information and training in the area of energy efficiency and RES.
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