This report provides baseline information regarding northern communities involved in the NPA project – at most, on a country level – their critical infrastructure state, in particular, water services; and energy solutions intended to improve regional energy security and self-sufficiency. The report describes water services in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Finland and Sweden. Regional comments regarding areas involved in the project are provided in the end of each section. The main aspects discussed are water coverage, organization of water services, ownership issues, water regulation and financing water services. Available energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies are discussed to recommend the solutions to work in the Northern Periphery and Arctic region. Existing financial mechanisms for implementation and support of the considered energy solutions are also listed, in each country interests.
The report can be accessed at www.recentnpa.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/RECENT_baseline_report.pdf