To reach national targets for renewable energy shares of total energy consumption, central European regions need to keep investing into concrete actions to deliver sustainable energy measures. FIRECE aims to increase capacities of regional operators to better manage energy plans particularly in terms of locally available financial resources. The focus is on setting up innovative financial instruments that will act as a leverage of the public resources available for regional authorities in charge of managing EU funding.
In parallel, a quality assessment criteria will assist operators and local actors to check and optimise the use of public resources allocated to investments on renewable energies by the industrial sectors such as manufacturing. In addition, a methodology on how to exploit already existing financial schemes will help local actors to identify different possibilities and online tool will provide them with a quality assessment of their investments.
More information will follow in June 2017.