10 energy agencies have been chosen to host an Expert Mission in 2018. They will visit selected agencies for 3 days to provide tailor-made support un developing new services or boosting existing ones. The first one took place on 11-13 June 2018 in Alba Iulia. Vlasta Krmelj, the director of the energy agency of Podravje (SI) visited the Alba Local Energy Agency (ALEA) to increase their know-how in sustainable energy financing.
On the 11th, the event started with a training session dedicated to ALEA staff providing tailor-made support in developing new services or boosting existing ones. On the 12th, ALEA organised a stakeholder’s workshop in Alba Iulia, in which regional/local stakeholders shared ideas on overcoming barriers in relation to sustainable energy investments. Important issues related to the implementation of sustainable energy policies in Alba County were presented. Financing possibilities for the implementation of sustainable energy-related measures were discussed and one of the highlights was the presentation on how the Romanian Energy Efficiency Fund supports the investments in energy efficiency works.
The next Expert Mission will take place in September 2018.