Promotion of Decentralized Energy Production from Renewable Energy Sources (EnerGain)

Project code:CB006.1.11.023
Project call:CB006.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:1.1 Environmental protection and sustainable use of the common natural resources of the CBC area
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:15
Project final contract amount:112540.94 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.01.2018
Project intervention field:085 Protection and enhancement of biodiversity, nature protection and green infrastructure
Project summary:

The aim of the project was to create an integrated approach in the field of energy production from renewable energy sources and wide application and implementation of energy efficiency solutions in the cross-border region. The implementation of the project stimulates local business and optimizes costs and overall electricity consumption. The project improved the awareness and increased the interest of the target group and stakeholders in the cross-border region to find decentralized energy solutions, using the potential of RES and their main advantages: environment; economy (cost reduction and energy independence); efficiency (electricity quality energy and sustainability); conservation of resources (use of RES); reliability and security. The idea of using innovative technologies and the benefits for households, businesses and public buildings is being promoted. The capacity for environmental protection and sustainable use of natural resources in the cross-border region has been improved and increased through the following implemented measures: Information campaign "Information Workshops – Solar Rooftop", consisting of 6 information and discussion workshops; Guide for investments in the field of solar technologies for 3 types of consumers - private  households, public institutions, SMEs; Models of energy independent houses in Bulgaria and Northern Macedonia; Joint specialized trainings by RES technicians and engineers - as part of capacity building, gaining experience and exchange of know-how in programs for specialists and practitioners in the field of RES and EE. The EnerGain web portal and a website with information and advice on energy, educational films and an online database, provide potential users with up-to-date information and professional advice on modern energy efficiency solutions for environmentally friendly households, businesses and public buildings.


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Leading partner
Foundation for local and IT development - Gevgelia
South-east region
Alliance of the Producers of Ecological Energy - BG