Maia is one of the most industrialized municipalities of Portugal and an important transportation hub. In 2014, the Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) was created. It consists of a set of technical measures, planned to be applied between 2015 and 2025. The overarching aim is for a Zero Carbon community, with better mobility and life quality. For that, Maia privileges efficient energy districts within densified urban spaces, with citizen privileges of soft transport modes and an intermodal and efficient public transport system.

Objectives of Energy Policy of the City focus on the diversification of the primary energy sources and increasing the energy efficiency of the economy, associated with the lowered consumption and public expenditure. Maya municipality’s goal is also to become exemplary to all other actors with regards to energy efficiency by creating rankings among public entities, managing and disseminating the best practices, developing evolutionary barometer model for targeted improvements for each year.