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Project FIRESPOL - Financial Instruments in Renewable Energy Projects

FIRESPOL Project – The Financial Instruments for Renewable Energy Investment Project

FIRESPOL – started on 1 June 2018. It will last for 4 years, and it includes 6 partner countries: Spain, Latvia, Ireland, Germany, Poland, and Croatia. Spain is the Project Team Leader, while the implementing authority in Croatia is the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund.

The aim of the project is the exchange of knowledge and experience between the participating countries through the examples of the best practice in the renewable energy sources (RES) projects, and the preparation of the Action plan for the best possible method of implementation of the financial instruments in RES and energy efficiency projects. Special emphasis is put on elaborating the possibilities for stimulating entrepreneurship to invest in the infrastructure for the production and storage of energy from RES.

Participation in this project will help Croatia in the process of programming for the next programming period 2021 – 2028 in the sense of defining the needs and priorities in the area of RES, and the possibilities of including the financing of RES projects through a combination of grant funding and financial instruments.

EPEEF plans to include the following institutions as stakeholders in this project: the Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar, the Ministry of Environment and Energy, the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, the Ministry of  the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, the Agency for Legal Trade and Real Estate Mediation (APN), the Croatian energy company HEP, theCroatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR), the Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE), and other interested institutions, associations, and the private sector. It is expected that the synergy of knowledge and experience of the competent institutions, and the experience shared by the partner countries will help properly define investment priorities in the upcoming programming period.

More about the about the project: https://www.interregeurope.eu/firespol/