Norwegian funds for renewable energy

July 26, 2021

Innovation Norway, as Fund Operator, launched a new call under the “Energy Program in Romania”- Other Renewable Energy Sources (RES). The program funds initiatives to increase installed capacity for production of energy /electricity with RES and increased number of new installations for production of renewable energy /electricity from RES.

Call budget = aprox. 4,6 mil. euro

Value of grant between 200.000 euro and max. 2.000.000 euro with non-reimbursable aid can vary from 10% up to 90% of the total eligible project value.

Eligible applicants and partners:

  • Eligible applicants: any entity, private or public, commercial or non-commercial, and non-governmental organizations, established as legal person in Romania for at least 3 years at the date of the deadline of the call.
  • Eligible partners: Partnerships are not mandatory, but projects with partners from donor states (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and /or Romania are strongly encouraged.

Eligible activities:

  • projects that utilize bio‐based substrates for production of electricity and heating /cooling in local communities;
  • development and investment in private industrial facilities for waste to energy projects;
  • solar or wind energy: new small‐scale projects (up to 1.000 kW installed capacity) and production of electricity for the applicant’s consumption;
  • training of staff on use and maintenance of the equipment, provided by the supplier of the equipment, as an integrated part of an investment project.

Eligible expenditure:

  • Salaries of the staff involved;
  • Transportation, accommodation, daily allowance;
  • Equipment – full cost or depreciation during project implementation;
  • Consumables and raw materials;
  • Contracts made in order to implement the project;
  • Real estate and land – max. 10% of the eligible project value and the approval of the Authority;
  • Indirect /administrative costs.

Deadlines for projects submission – 8 September, time 14.00 hour

For a more detailed description, click here.

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