The authorities will “soon” launch a new call for energy efficiency projects in the industrial sector through the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).
“For NRRP, on energy efficiency in industry there is the 3rd call that is planned to be launched soon, with relevant incentives (…) The European Commission is forcing us these days to prove that we are implementing measures and the pressure will increase”, said Matei Dimitriu, an adviser in the Energy Efficiency Directorate of the Ministry of Energy, at the conference “Energy Efficiency for Energy Transition” organized in Iași by Energynomics together with the Romanian Energy Efficiency Fund – FREE and the Directorate for Energy Efficiency within the Ministry of Energy.
Energy efficiency is a strategic priority for the European Union, which is promoting the principle of “energy efficiency first” through several sources of co-financing investments, and the Romanian authorities are looking for solutions to meet as many of the targets as possible.
According to Dimitriu, there is “a high level of awareness of the need for reforms” at the Ministry of Energy.
“There are reforms that are needed. We are aware that an electronic platform is needed and that [actions taken for] energy efficiency need to be checked,” Dimitriu added.
The conference in Iași was the fourth of a series of 5 scheduled by the Energynomics communication platform, the Romanian Fund for Energy Efficiency – FREE and the Directorate for Energy Efficiency within the Ministry of Energy. The project is financed by Norwegian Grants 2014-2021. The final conference is scheduled on November 16 and 17, in Bucharest.