About FIRECE 

FIRECE project aimed at supporting the industry low carbon transition according to the Regional Energy Plans with the implementation of Innovative financial instruments addressed to SMEs.


Totally 8 Financial instruments have been designed in strict collaboration with the Regional Authorities in charge of managing EU funds looking both at the current Programme period 2014-20 and the next one.


Additionally, FIRECE project developed appropriate assessment tool to monitor the public investments and assure the best impact for the achievement of the targets planned in terms of Energy savings. The tool have been tested with the involvement of at least 40 SMEs belonging to 5 different areas of the Central europe area and it will be available for the further use by other Regional Authorities.


Partners and observers increased their competence and knowledge to manage Regional Energy Plans with training courses offered both at transnational level in agreement with FI-COMPASS and at local level in the form of training activities open to local actors and stakeholders dealing with the energy transition. 118 operators belgonging to Regional Authorities and other relevant public entities working for the Regional Energy Plans have been trained to manage the Regional Energy plans and assure the achievements of the energy targets planned. 


 Furthermore, significant documents can be downloaded under the section "Documents and publication" and they are available for free. 

News

FIRECE Project End

FIRECE project is over. Find all relevant documents, tools and experience reports of the partnership under the section "Documents and Publications".

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millions funds got leveraged
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participants were welcomed
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outputs

1 FIRECE action plan to strengthen the contribute of Industry sectors to low carbon energy transition

1 Tool to assess public investments to support Industry's low-carbon transition

 1 Methodology to test the tool to assess public investments for industry's low carbon transition

 Pilot Action #2: Improving energy efficiency in Industry Sector

2 Training modules for coordinators and operators in charge to implement the Energy Plans

 1 Guideline on financial instruments to support the implementation of Energy Plans

Pilot Action #1: addressed to Public Auth: Ex-Ante Assessment analysis finalisation and implementation of FI/IFI

10 Training courses addressed to coordinators and operators on IFIs

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 Furthermore, the final FIRECE Video "Experiences and Achievements" is available on YouTube.  Watch here!

THE PROGRAMME AND PROJECT LEVEL TOOLS ARE STILL AVAILABLE. 

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GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATIONS



Objectives

The project aims at improving the capacities of the public sector and related entiities to plan territorially based low-carbon strategies in the frame of Regional Energy plans, supporting the low-carbon energy transition of traditional industrial sector to meet the regional energy saving targets defined according to EU and national legislation. The objective will be achieve supporting Regional Authorities, Energy Agencies and Regional Financial Agencies to elaborate and implement innovative financial instruments(IFIs) particularly addressed to provide Energy savings investments and project plans elaborated by SMEs. In parallel, an assessment procedure will check the quality of the investments and projects elaborated by SMEs to optimize resources and reach the targets. FIRECE project links to the specific objective because it will support public sector to plan and manage instruments able to achieve saving targets. The implementation of Innovative financial instruments and the assessment of the projects submitted by SMEs for energy savigns will contribute to achieve the indicators contained in the Regional Energy Plans. Finally, FIRECE contributes to the achievements of the energy saving targets planned at worldwide and EU level.

Main expected results

FIRECE Project aims to contribute to the implementation of the Regional Energy Plans and contribute to achieve the targets (in terms of Energy savngs and RES) planned at EU and National Level.Actually, Germany, Italy, Poland and Croatia are not reaching the targets planned and the lack of investments by the Industry play a significant role for tha LRAs and related entities in charge to manage Energy Plans will be able to design, plan and manage financial instruments to support the low carbon energy transition by the Industrial sectors particularly. On the other side, enterprises will be assisted to apply to the innovative financial instruments with assessed investment plans. With the Innovative Financial Instruments, 8 CE regions will improve their capacity to meet Energy savings and RES targets according to their Regional Energy Plans and will increase the attitude of the Industry to invest on Energy. FIRECE finally will contribute to reach the targeted % of savings and reduction of fossil fuel by Industry. With  the pilot related to the development of the Feasibilities studies for Financial instruments the real contribute (in terms of % to the targets) will be duly quantified. The same will be for the SMEs: the assessment procedure apply to evaluate the projects that require public resources will check their alignment with the targets required. The Pilot will permit to define the % of contribute to the Regional Targets in terms of energy savings.

Project duration

Start Date

01/07/2017

End Date

30/09/2020

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