Introducing Alba Local Energy Agency (ALEA) – a dynamic non-governmental organization established in 2008 with a mission to champion sustainable energy development. As a partner in the CEESEN-BENDER project, ALEA is determined to bring its expertise and passion for sustainable energy to empower vulnerable homeowners and renters, contributing to a brighter, greener future for all.

Backed by the esteemed Intelligent Energy – Europe Programme, ALEA has been steadfast in its commitment to bolstering energy efficiency, enhancing energy management practices, and advocating for the widespread adoption of renewable energy sources. With a rich tapestry of initiatives spanning over a decade, ALEA stands as a beacon of innovation and progress in the realm of sustainable energy.

Empowering sustainable development

ALEA aims on one hand to become a competent authority in promoting sustainable development in Alba County, Romania, by reinforcing the current energy status, and on the other hand to be a decisive factor in changing the mentality of people as energy consumers.

In CEESEN-BENDER project, ALEA is responsible for buildings selected for roadmaps of renovation. This entails 30 in-depth, tailored building-level roadmaps for renovations with included technical considerations, scope of work to be performed, cost, residence inconvenience and maximum efficiency.

Main Objectives of the Agency:

  1. Formulation of energy policy at county level.
  2. Support given to local authorities in the development and implementation of local action plans for sustainable energy.
  3. Promoting energy efficiency projects in economic entities, buildings belonging to public institutions, housing, public utility systems.
  4. Promote the implementation of systems for producing energy from renewable sources in Alba County.
  5. Raising awareness and educating intelligent energy both citizens and decision-makers from local government and the private sector.

At the helm of this visionary institution is Florin Andronescu, a seasoned professional with a degree in power engineering and a wealth of expertise in energy management for public authorities. His leadership, coupled with a deep-rooted passion for sustainability, has propelled ALEA to the forefront of the green revolution in Alba County.

The team behind ALEA’s success

ALEA’s success story is not one of individual brilliance; rather, it is a testament to the collective efforts of a dedicated team of experts. Laurențiu Miheț, a technical expert with a degree in environmental engineering, brings a nuanced understanding of energy systems and project implementation to the table. Meanwhile, Tiberiu Toma, a communication maestro with a flair for engaging storytelling, spearheads ALEA’s outreach efforts with finesse and creativity. Together, they form an unstoppable force driving positive change in the community.

Building partnerships for sustainable impact

ALEA’s impact transcends mere organizational boundaries. Through strategic partnerships with local authorities, utilities suppliers, private companies, and educational institutions, ALEA has fostered a culture of collaboration and innovation that is truly transformative. From crafting Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) to setting up the Alba Regional Energy Observatory (ANERGO), ALEA’s footprint in the sustainable energy landscape is indelible.

Moreover, ALEA’s participation in initiatives such as CEESEU, SUPPORT, DATA4ACTION, and SIMPLA underscores its unwavering commitment to driving systemic change at regional and national levels. By building capacity, empowering local authorities, and facilitating data-driven decision-making, ALEA is paving the way for a more resilient, equitable, and sustainable future.

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