(UPDATE: Following the publication of ANRE Order no. 17/2021 there have been made changes ref. Eligibility of costs regarding the extension of electricity distribution networks and the connection of household users (households) - for details please check the updated FAQ document.)
The Energy Programme in Romania consists of five focus areas (more information below). The expected long term programme impact is less carbon intensive energy and increased security of supply in Romania. The programme will also enable the establishment of new businesses and jobs in energy field, which will lead to positive social benefits for local communities.
Further enquires about the Energy Programme in Romania may be done via the programme e-mail address: RO.Energy@innovationnorway.no
The Energy Programme in Romania has five main focus areas with own call for proposals.
Reduced CO2 emissions in all sectors (Energy Efficiency).
Research & Development
Enhanced research and development capacity on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security
Training and Awareness
Increased knowledge on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security in all sectors of society
Electrification of households
Increased access to electricity for households in areas where connection to the electricity network is not feasible
The programme objective is to achieve less carbon intensive energy and increased security of supply. The Programme seeks to stimulate and develop long‐term cooperation between Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway (“the Donor States”) and Romania (“Beneficiary State”) and is encouraging bilateral Donor Partnership Projects.
Programme Area Specifics:
Programmes targeting greenhouse gas reductions and/or avoidance through energy efficiency measures shall deliver considerable reductions at a reasonable cost; a maximum of 150 EUR grant per tonne CO2 equivalent per year reduced/ avoided should be aimed for;
Priority shall be given to bilateral partnerships offering added value.
Calls for Renewable Energy. Deadlines: - (no changes) Call 1 (hydropower) and Call 3 (other RES): 14 March 2019 - (extended) Call 2 (geothermal) and SGS-1 (hydropower, geothermal and other RES for SMEs and NGOs): 7 May 2019
An applicant who is affected by a decision by innovation Norway on the formal and administrative eligibility of their application may file an appeal against the decision within 30 days after the decision has been communicated. Appeals must be filed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final decisions on whether to finance a project or not are not subject to this appeal procedure. In accordance with the Law on Innovation Norway, such decisions cannot be appealed.
Appeals are dealt with by the responsible Programme Director and/or the Innovation Norway Programme Director for the EEA and Norway Grants. A decision on the appeal will be issued within two weeks from the date the appeal was received.