Interreg Europe has recognised and featured the Household and Micro SME visits service offered by the Energy and Water Agency as a good practice. This was achieved with the input and collaboration of the ZEROCO2 project. The household visits service started back in 2015 and is still ongoing, with over 500 households per year benefitting from this free service. Being featured and recognised by Interreg Europe, one of the EU’s biggest funding programmes is a major achievement for the Agency.
The Household Visits is a free energy and water consultation service for all households. During these visits, an officer from the Energy & Water Agency is invited to the household to perform an assessment of the typical daily energy and water consumption patterns, to understand better how energy and water are being used on a day-to-day basis. Together with the residents, the officer also carries out a review of past utility bills. The officer then provides tailored made advice on how the household can make small changes to lower their energy and water consumption, which lead to improved efficiency in the house and potentially to a reduction in the utility bill.
As of 2021, the service has been extended to small businesses, where based on the enterprises’ day-to-day operations, the officer provides advice tailored to the specific needs of that business. Officers may also inform businesses about new technologies available on the market that can be considered by the enterprise for improvements.
If you’re interested in booking a free visit, call 2229 2575 or visit energywateragency.gov.mt for more details. Visits are available Monday to Sunday with flexible hours.
This activity is financed with the 60% contribution of the LIFE Programme of the European Union through the LIFE project – Optimising the implementation of the 2nd RBMP in the Malta River Basin District and 40% National Funds.