The overall objective of the E-FIX project is to prepare the European market – with a focus on countries of various EU enlargement rounds, as well as markets of countries, which have recently reached EU association status – for the intensified usage of innovative financing mechanisms in the energy sector in order to facilitate the increase of investments in energy projects and services. The project will initiate a comprehensive roll-out of innovative energy financing mechanisms in the 6 partner countries (PL, CZ, AT, HR, AM and GE) using energy performance contracting, energy efficiency leasing and crowdinvesting financing schemes.
A 3-dimensional roll-out will cover capacity building, strategy development and piloting of model solutions.
The E-FIX project will result in increased investments in sustainable energy projects in the partner countries as well as lay the groundwork for better-informed and equipped stakeholders. The trainings of these stakeholders will provide them with the capacity to act as E-FIX Ambassadors, multiplicators to promote and implement the E-FIX approach.
EU-wide dissemination of the pilot actions will be activating dormant private finance, thereby contributing to the general growth of the EU markets of energy technology and services as one step into the direction of a low carbon economy. The result will be a transnational Roadmap defining the long-term and transnational goals for successful financing of energy projects with a scope until 2030; Action Plans will moreover provide the strategic direction for the foundation of Energy Finance Competence Centres (EFCC), which are supposed to act as national contact points for practitioners, project developers, financing providers, and possible beneficiaries. These activities will enable inclusion of sustainable energy issues at all governance levels.
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