Metropolitan City of Torino
The Metropolitan City of Torino is one of the 10 Italian Metropolitan cities recently established in place of Provinces. It represents an intermediate level of government between municipalities and Region.
The Metropolitan City of Torino, lying in the north-west of the Italian peninsula on the border with the south-east of France, has, among metropolitan cities and provinces, the highest number of municipalities and is one of the largest in terms of size. Its demographic density is almost double than the Italian average.
Municipalities: 315 with 2,248,955 Inhabitants
km2: 6,830, by which Mountainous areas: 52.4 %; Hilly areas: 20.9 %; Plains: 26.7 %
GDP per capita: Euro 28,908 (2007 data) - Main economic sectors: commerce, business services, industry.
Main competences are related to Land Planning, Environmental protection, mobility, transport and highschool buildings management.
In energy field, the Metropolitan City of Torino deals with giving licence to power plants, controlling energy performance of boilers and promoting renewable and energy efficiency. The latter activity has been carried out with an increasing commitment during the last years.
First of all it is elaborating planning and reporting documents, such as the Energy Report (9 editions delivered in the period 1999-2014), the Development Plan for District Heating System in Turin Metropolitan Area (2009) and a guideline for the authorization of RES power plants (2010). The Sustainable Energy Action Plan of the Metropolitan City of Torino was approved in January 2014. Moreover, several interventions (solar thermal, biomass boilers, condensing boilers, retrofit of public buildings), have been co-funded by the Metropolitan City of Torino during the last 5 years to private citizens and municipalities.
Information and Communication is another important issue. A lot of public events has been organised by the Metropolitan City of Torino in order to promote RES, energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and air quality to different target groups. An information service for citizens is managed by years.
Finally support to the 315 Municipalities of its territory is maybe the key role of Metropolitan City of Torino. In the last years a very active role in this field was played mainly in the updating of local Building codes, Local Energy Action Plan, Public Light, Energy Management, Mobility Management schemes. Since February 2010, Metropolitan City of Torino is covenant coordinator of the CoM, giving technical assistance to signatories of its territory to elaborate energy balance sheets, CO2 inventories, and SEAPs definition. Its methodology has been recognized by JRC as in line with COM requirements allowing supported Municipalities to receive a default validation.
Huge experience in energy EU co-funded project has been recently gained as well:
|Title of the project||EU Program||Period||Overall Budget||Metropolitan City of Torino budget|
|Cities on Power||Central Europe||2011-2014||2.470.000||239.520,00|
|Local Agenda 21 in territorial planning in energy and waste management||ENPI||2012-2015||1.718.470,95||160.816,78|
|Energy in Minds!||Concerto||2005-2010||29.380.851||163.526|