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 E-FIX consortium aims at supporting the uptake of innovative financing mechanisms in order to facilitate the realisation of an increased number of energy efficiency projects in the focus countries of Eastern Europe including Caucasus countries. The project will consider different financing mechanisms and refine them, including leasing models, and Energy Performance Contracting to crowdfunding for energy efficiency. Additionally to developing, testing and preparing said mechanisms for market application, the consortium organises training and knowledge transfer activities in the partner countries 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.