In this report, the completed first part of the CETA is first provided in the original Italian language in which it was written. The material can be used as is in the CETA of the islands. It contains the description of the context of the islands, in terms of the geography, economy and demographics, followed by an assessment of the island's current energy system. Due to the high touristic flows, there is a large seasonal variation in the energy consumption, with the highest peaks in July and August. Energy production is for the most part currently covered by diesel generators, which represent the major fossil fuel consumption on the islands. Nevertheless, most emissions stem from sea transport between the three islands and to Sicily. The availability of renewable energy sources on the islands was furthermore assessed, showing abundant solar and wind resources, as well as some potential for wave energy. This part of the CETA further includes the mapping of relevant stakeholders for the clean energy transition of the islands, and also presents the current regulatory framework from local up to European level.
The ESCAPE project concerns the development of a Clean Energy Transition Agenda (CETA) for the Egadi Archipelago, including the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo. The island team applied for the technical assistance of the Clean energy for EU islands secretariat during the first call in May 2021, in order to get support for the CETA development. Due to delays, the CETA hasn’t been completed in its entirety, as consultations with the local stakeholders regarding the second part are still pending.