Innovative financing mechanisms in the energy sector



TeilnehmerInnen E-FIX Kick-off

E-FIX stands for innovative Energy FInancing miX, which is exactly what the project partners want to deliver at the end of the project. The 13 organisations of the E-FIX consortium will work on the development of individualised innovative financing mechanisms adapted to the partner countries with the long-term impact of triggering private investments in the field of energy efficiency. Such innovative financing mechanisms will be e.g. credit lines for energy performance contracting, crowdfunding models and leasing models for energy efficiency projects, depending on the individual framework conditions of the focus countries. The development and roll-out of such mechanisms will be intensely accompanied by E-FIX training and knowledge transfer activities both locally and internationally.

25 experts representing 13 partner organisations from 6 countries together with representatives of the European Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises (EASME) attended the kick-off event. The consortium is led by ConPlusUltra, who also hosted this event.

During the 2 ½ days the participants reviewed not only the planned project structure but also started the discussion about the situation and potentials of innovative financing mechanisms in their countries. At the end of the event, the partners had the opportunity to visit the company Windkraft Simonsfeld, a local wind park operator.

For more information please contact the E-FIX project manager Astrid Buchmayr.

The project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 785081.