The local expert was employed by the municipal enterprise Lvivsvitlo, which is responsible (amongst other things) for installing and repairing public electrical systems. The project was lowering energy consumption in the city and the region, increasing renewable energy use and improving energy supply. In the municipal partnership with Freiburg im Breisgau, the local expert’s work was enabling the two cities to cooperate more closely for sustainable socioeconomic development. There are also plans to establish new cooperation activities for renewable energy, energy efficiency and other areas. Through these activities the municipal partnership, and Lviv in particular, developed their capacities and managed energy effectively.