The evaluation focuses on identifying the regional demand and production of energy, highlighting the successful practices and the limits of the regional policies implemented the last decade. The work aimed at providing useful advices for the recent regional energy strategic plan and for the 2014-2020 programming period. The evaluation was supported by specific analysis enabling the comparison of Friuli Venezia Giulia’s performances with bordering areas, in order to identify and understand different strategic choices and consequent results. Furthermore a survey of the regional renewable energy businesses has been included which allowed i.a. the definition of the main burdens and potentialities for its development.