In order to unlock the potential of district heating systems to contribute to the transition to a climate-neutral economy, the Investment Plan has given Member States more flexibility in providing support for heat production, in accordance with EU state aid rules ”.

The European Commission has approved Romania’s request to provide public support worth up to 750 million lei (150 million euros) for the construction and / or modernization of several thermal energy production facilities and distribution networks. The planned aid would be granted in the form of direct grants financed from the EU structural funds managed by Romania.

The Commission approved Romania’s request, considering that the aid measure aims to support investments in thermal energy production facilities with up to 60 MW of thermal equivalent, thus allowing the transition from the use of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas) to the exclusive use of renewable energy sources such as biogas, biomass and geothermal thermal energy.

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