Energy Week 2023
Barcelona City Council will be actively taking part in Energy Week, which is held every year to coincide with European Sustainable Energy Week, and this year’s slogan is Accelerating the clean energy transition - towards lower bills and greater skills.
Barcelona is joining in the Energy Week awareness campaign, which aims to make people more mindful in terms of savings, efficiency and the generation of locally produced renewable energy. This year’s edition is being held from 20 to 22 June 2023.
Several organisations and facilities in Barcelona will be offering tours and activities to promote the change of energy model within the context of the current climate emergency, highlighting the fundamental role of members of the public and their involvement in achieving the energy transition goals set by the city.
Barcelona is taking part in global strategies and joining in with efforts to become more resilient and self-sufficient at a local level, the goal being to tackle the current climate and energy crisis, and to minimise its global impact. The city’s energy transition is based on the following three principles:
- Encouraging energy savings, energy efficiency and the rational use of energy, minimising the demand for energy in the city.
- Making the local generation of renewable energy an everyday reality in the city, increasing the number of solar self-consumption installations as much as possible, to take advantage of the city’s key resource: the sun.
- Getting the public involved in economic sectors so that they become key stakeholders and driver of change, giving them an active role in local energy polices, making them jointly responsible and getting them involved in making change a reality, by collaborating with the administration.
Energy Week in Catalonia is supported by the ICAEN, Barcelona Provincial Council, Tarragona Provincial Council and Lleida Provincial Council. The goal is for city councils such as Barcelona’s, as well as schools and other participating organisations, to organise activities to inform, raise awareness and promote the inclusion of energy criteria in initiatives such as building renovation work, the production of energy from renewable sources through self-consumption projects and the creation of local energy communities, and sustainable and efficient electromobility.
Barcelona is actively promoting self-consumption through individual and collective photovoltaic projects this year, as well as encouraging energy savings and the adoption of efficiency measures, as well as the inclusion of energy criteria in building renovation projects. A series of visits to different installations and facilities that generate solar power, or have been designed in line with very strict energy efficiency criteria, has been organised.