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Rhodoshop – a pilot programme to facilitate investment in energy efficiency by creation of One-Stop-Shop in Rhodope Region of Bulgaria.

Objective

Rhodoshop project aims at assisting local public authorities and other stakeholders in small sized rural municipalities in Rhodope Region of Bulgaria in successful launching and implementation of sustainable energy projects. The project focuses on creation of a pilot programme for financing investment by establishing Rhodoshop Programme Development Unit (PDU) - a structure to act as central procurement agency on behalf of local authorities to undertake energy retrofitting works in their buildings and street lighting systems. Rhodoshop PDU represents innovative financing model of One-Stop-Shop replicated in Rhodope/Bulgarian context, focused on building investment project pipelines that will combine/bundle suitable projects in the subscribed municipalities (currently six with the possibility to include others in the course of work) in order to gain critical mass and get better financing terms. After accomplishing the pipe-lines respective public tenders will be launched in compliance with Green Public Procurement principles in order to make the best choice of environmentally friendly, energy efficient and cost effective products and services. Within its 48 months pilot phase Rhodoshop PDU will mobilize 7.067 MEUR investments for energy efficiency improvements in 32 public buildings and 0.660 MEUR investments for refurbishment in street lighting networks in 31 settlements of Rhodope Region. The energy savings resulting from the action are assessed to 11.276 GWh/year.

Call for proposal

H2020-EE-2016-CSA
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

SOFIA ENERGY CENTRE LTD
Address
Galitchitsa 37 Entr 2 2Nd Floor
1164 Sofia
Bulgaria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 130 650

Participants (1)

ASSOCIATION OF RHODOPE MUNICIPALITIES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 339 900
Address
Bul Bulgaria 14 Office 412 413
4700 Smolyan
Activity type
Other