A Scandinavian delegation recently visited the County Durham in order to learn about the latest energy efficiency techniques.
A team from Sweden also visited many sites that are owned and also managed by the Durham County Council so as to see from their very eyes, the software they employ in order to be able to reduce the energy consumption. The team impressed by what they learned is planning to apply most of what they learned back at their own home.
The local authorities use the software they have for the energy management to monitor the usage of the utilities such as electricity, water, and gas all across its sites.
This process of keeping a check on the consumption has allowed the Durham County council to not only easily identify the waste of these utilities but also save pounds in the energy bills by reducing the waste they produce.
The Energy Agency of the Southeast Sweden also learned from the energy saving techniques of the Durham County. The team from the energy agency was left amazed and so they decided to pay a visit to the Durham County in order to be able to learn more about their techniques and to apply them at their stations.
The visit was then arranged via the help of the EU’s Interreg Europe LOCARBO project. The council in this project is the whole United Kingdom’s sole partner.
The visit then learned from the team of County Durham about how they reduce their energy consumptions as well as the working plan of the LOCARBO project which is planned to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions.
Elias Kristmansson, from the Borgholm Municipality, after his visit, said that he found it very interesting to know how to not just communicate but also visualize the energy use.