Triple-A has the pleasure to present you the outcomes of the 2nd round of the Capacity Building Webinarsimplemented in June 2021. The webinars organised in Lithuania, Bulgaria (follow-up webinar), Italy, Germany and shared knowledge related to important issues that affect the financing of energy efficiency projects in the EU. Key topics discussed were the EU Taxonomy regulation, risks related to energy efficiency projects and financing models that support investments in this area.
Triple-A Lithuanian partner VIPA organized the 5th Triple-A Capacity Building Webinar on the 14th June 2021. During this webinar the Standardised Triple-A Tools were introduced and an in-depth explanation was given on how users could use them to explore financing for projects
and how financing authorities can find attractive investments in their respective fields of energy efficiency. The additional Tools’ functionalities were also presented in a dedicated session following the interest received from participants of the webinar.
The intention was to help users better grasp theStandardised Triple-A Tools for evaluation of energy efficiency project ideas, as well as to offer the most appropriate ways to finance energy efficiency projects specific to Bulgaria. An overview of funding sources, as well as information on the most common models for financing such projects were provided together with some upcoming more “innovative” models. The event was participated by investors and financers, energy service companies, construction companies, representatives of municipalities and ministries.
Despite the importance of energy efficiency financing, it remains a challenge for stakeholders how to identify which investments can foster sustainable growth while also having the capacity to meet their commitments from the first stages of investment generation.
During the Italian webinar on the 29th
June 2021 GFT partners presented an overview of the current EU Taxonomy Regulations, suggested some risk and mitigation strategies to combat these challenges, and presented an overview of possible financial instruments that can maximise the projects potential. The webinar was participated by stakeholders, mainly companies and project developers.
German Triple-A partner JRC Capital Management hosted the 8th
and final session of the capacity building webinar series across Europe on the 30th June 2021. The act of financing energy efficiency projects remains vital for achieving the EU's energy and climate goals. However, as became apparent during the webinar, it remains a challenge for stakeholders to identify investments that can promote sustainable growth.
To help alleviate this pressing issue, JRC presented and explained the Triple-A developed standardised toolset to its participating stakeholders. The webinar was participated by stakeholders from financing, energy and research sectors.
Following the successful organisation of the Triple-A Capacity Building Webinars on the theoretical aspects that affect the energy efficiency financing, the next series of Triple-A events to be organised this autumn will focus on training the interested parties based on the experience gathered.
The Triple-A Regional Training Workshops will be held in the eight case study countries with a focus on training and know-how transfer for the familiarization of the participants with the Triple-A Methodology, Tools and Database towards the identification of attractive energy efficiency projects in the targeted countries.