Romania’s Ministry of Energy announced on Friday (13 October) that it will launch a call for projects related to improving energy efficiency in the industrial sector.
The call has been announced as part of policy milestones set under the country’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan, approved by the European Commission in November 2021 and updated this year.
The participation conditions and rules in the state aid scheme will be announced to the public and interested entities as soon as they are agreed with the European Commission in the process of amending the National Recovery and Resilience Plan.
The investments financed under this measure must demonstrate their positive impact on reducing energy consumption (both electric and thermal) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) related to the energy savings achieved as a result of the project’s implementation.
Other relevant project objectives include: reducing the energy intensity of the beneficiaries’ activities, developing energy consumption monitoring systems and progress in energy efficiency made by economic operators, financial support for energy services provided by specialised economic operators, stimulating investments made by economic operators to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency in economic activities and a more efficient use of resources.