Last January, as part of the “Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy 2016”, the Town Council of L’Alcudia in Valencia commissioned two Type 1 self-consumption plants with a rated output of 5 kW for the Town Hall building and new Library. The Town Council of L’Alcudia awarded the supply, installation and legal validation for both installations to IM2 Systems and Jonsok Autoconsumo.
Since its launch by the European Commission in October 2015, the Covenant of Mayors has been signed by over 6,500 city halls across Europe, making it the leading European movement in which local and regional entities take part. Through their affiliation, they have voluntarily pledged to: (i) reduce CO2 emissions by 40% before 2030; (ii) improve energy efficiency by using renewable energy sources in their regions; (iii) and develop measures to adapt to the consequences of climate change. In the longer term, to 2050, the signatories similarly endorse a shared vision: “accelerating the decarbonisation of their territories and allowing their citizens to access secure, sustainable and affordable energy”.
There are over 1,500 signatory city halls in Spain and, as in the case of L’Alcudia, adhesion by most of them has taken place through coordination with cross-municipal administrations (local governments, consortia, etc.), to facilitate easier access to means of financing and the availability of increased technical resources.
By José Rodríguez Fuentes
CEO and Founding Partner, JONSOK Autoconsumo, S.L.