With the support of long-term partners of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and with project financial assistance from Sweden, the civil society organizations gathered in the Network of Good Energy designed the look of the energy ID card, as well as the process in which numerous young energy agents are networked and trained to recognize and collect data for the energy ID card. Atlas of good energy is the first step towards a systematized, participative and transparent way of preparing and displaying the energy identity card at the level of local self-government units in the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The collected data shows the total costs for energy and energy products in public buildings, public lighting and included communal services. In addition, emissions of CO2 and other local pollutants resulting from energy use are shown. The atlas also includes a description of LGU activities in tenders for improving energy efficiency and reducing pollution, data on the number of energy-vulnerable customers and public-private partnerships for more efficient public lighting.
The Atlas of Good Energy of Serbia shows data on final energy consumption, energy procurement expenditures and the last unit price of electricity procurement for 30 local self-government units (LGUs), while the Atlas of Good Energy of Bosnia and Herzegovina contains data on final energy consumption, energy procurement expenditures in 10 units of local self-governments, emissions of CO2 and other local pollutants resulting from energy production.
The creation of the Atlas of Good Energy opens up the possibility of establishing cooperation with local governments in the process of checking, confirming and improving presented data, which contributes to the development of the concept of open data. Data collected and presented in this way can enable all stakeholders to better design and monitor evidence-based development and sector plans and support programs.