The programs to stimulate the production of renewable energy and to support such investment with non-reimbursable funds will also take into account the energy storage sector in batteries, said Matei Dimitriu, advisor in the Energy Efficiency Directorate of the Ministry of Energy.
“Through ElectricUp, projects of up to 100 kWp installed in photovoltaic panels with the possibility of adding batteries have been financed. The introduction of batteries will find its place more and more insistently in all axes”, said Dimitriu, during the event “Energy efficiency for energy transition” organized in Constanța by Energynomics together with the Romanian Fund for Efficiency Energy – FREE and the Directorate for Energy Efficiency within the Ministry of Energy.
On September 30, the deadline for the settlement of projects financed by the ElectricUp program was set and “already a lot of progress is being made”.
However, there are major delays due to the quality of some documents or the inconsistency between the projects on the ground and those on paper, and this can be partly explained by the lack of administrative capacity of SMEs to manage the complexity of the documentation required by the grant programs.
Through ElectricUp, the installation of electric vehicle charging stations was also financed, which allowed the increase of electromobility, but some guidelines related to their efficient use should also be developed to maximize the results of the project.
“The completion of the guides has been greatly accelerated. There is hope that somewhere at the end of the year we will have results on all [the financing] lines”, added Dimitriu.
The conference in Constanța was the third 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 next conferences are scheduled in Iași, on October 19 and 20, and in Bucharest, on November 16 and 17.