In Oradea in western Romania there is great potential to increase the use of geothermal energy. With support from the Grants and in cooperation with Icelandic Geothermal Engineering, the municipality is replacing fossil fuels for district heating.
Increasing the share of renewables in our energy mix is an effective way of making our energy supply more environmentally friendly and our energy sources more diverse.
The programmes in this field aim to contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy in energy use and to meeting ambitious EU targets on climate and energy.
Read about the programme in each country to find out what activities are funded, how to apply, or how to get involved as a partner.
Funding is available for entities registered in the seven beneficiary countries. These may include local and regional government and other public administrations, non-profit organisations or private enterprises.
The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate and the National Energy Authority of Iceland are donor programme partners in this field in several countries and can assist entities from Iceland or Norway who wish to get involved as partners.
Project partnerships between entities in the donor and beneficiary countries are also encouraged.
Project stories, news and features
In Bulgaria, we contribute to more efficient production of pellets and more energy efficient heating systems in Bulgarian schools and kindergartens. Norwegian partners are involved in almost half of the projects.
Funding is now available under the Polish 'Saving energy and promoting renewable energy source' programme.