The choice of professionals in the development of energy production projects from renewable sources or energy efficiency is crucial for attracting the necessary financing, said Roxana Mircea, Managing Partner at REI Grup, during the conference “Energy efficiency for the energy transition – Oradea”, organized in Oradea by Energynomics together with the Romanian Fund for Energy Efficiency – FREE and the Directorate for Energy Efficiency within the Ministry of Energy.
“There is a lot of money coming in, but our advice is to choose your consultant very carefully. Check companies beforehand, ask for figures, ask for contractual guarantees. We had a lot of projects prepared which then never found their funding sources,” Mircea added.
This situation happens also because the number of specialized designers is extremely low at the national level. The good news, however, is that the regional development agencies in the country have stopped requesting technical projects from companies looking for financing.
“Absolutely the entire market conveyed that there are no designers, no money, and no time to do such projects. In addition, there are also some costs,” added Mircea.
REI is a group of consulting companies, namely REI Finance Advisors, REI International Consulting and Touched Marketing, specialized in the development, implementation and monitoring of investment projects, both on non-refundable European funds and through state aid schemes.
The company has been active in this field for 10 years, during which time it has financed over 1,000 financed projects, of which over 800 have been implemented.
The conference in Oradea was the 2nd 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 Norway Grants 2014-2021.