The Intelligent Energy Management Agency of Malta (Miema) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources. It is part of the European network of Energy Agencies IEE, which was established in 2007 through the funds received from the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) program with several Maltese public institutions.
In the last ten years, Miema has implemented more than 20 European projects, all related to sustainable energy, under a range of different programs. Its engineers have carried out numerous energy audits and provided advice on clean energy issues to local councils and other public entities. Some of their projects included the installation of photovoltaic systems and energy efficiency measures in 35 low-income households (Elih-Med), the awarding of the European Energy Award to four Local Councils of Malta (MEDEEA), the development of training courses in energy (BUS-High, BUS-Trainers, SEOP, EHCmap, Eneplan, Eresplan) and the implementation of a smart energy pilot network (Empower), among others. Currently, Miema has ongoing projects funded through the Interreg Europe, Interreg MED, Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ programs.
After moving its campus office from the University of Malta to Valletta, the board of directors decided to broaden the scope of the agency’s activities to address broader issues related to the environment and climate change. It is also in the process of developing higher education courses on environmental management.