Regional Energy Network Romania

Romania, Northern Transylvania (North-West Development Region)

www.trec-cluster.ro

Regional Scope of the Network

Contact

Oana Raita
National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies

E-Mail: Oana.Raita@itim-cj.ro
Telephone: +40 0721787971

Alexandra Stoica
GrupDAS

E-Mail: alexandra.stoica@grupdas.ro
Telephone: +40 0729156470

Network Profile

The network gathers competencies emerging from all the regional members: universities, research institutes, local authorities, SMEs, active in the field of energy

As network, the major competence consists in facilitating the cooperation between its members in order to implement new technologies for the use of renewable energy on a larger regional scale.

At the same time, the network has developed competences in promoting and supporting the members to get in contact with other European partners and clusters in the field of renewable energy.

Network Focus

  • contributing to a better capitalizing of the research results obtained in universities and research centres, by organizing meetings with representatives of research centres, universities and representatives from SMEs active in the encompassing field of energy
  • identifying appropriate national and EU programs for financing SMEs mostly in the field of renewable energy production and distribution
  • enlarging the number of members and strengthening their partnerships

Network Members

  • 2 research institutions: Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation ICIA, Research Institute for Automation IPA S.A. (Cluj-Napoca subsidiary)
  • 3 universities: Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Babes-Bolyai University, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca
  • 1 technical school: Environment Protection School Group
  • 2 governmental institutions: Cluj-Napoca City Council, North-West Regional Development Agency
  • 22 companies: ATS Proiect, Biogaz Prod, Hidroserv, Carpat Energy, Concept Oil, Deac Consulting Dinasty, Energobit, Energo Power, Euro Top Consulting, Green Energetic Line, Green Partners, Intelterm, Paulownia GreenE Romania, CTP Cluj, Romita Energie Verde, Sara Install, Servelect, Solarex, Start Energy, Tetarom, TÜV Rheinland, Viridivos.

The network is an open partnership structure.

Unique Selling Point

  • The only regional network specialized in energy matters in Northern Transylvania.

References

The Regional Energy Network began its activities in 2012, in the North-West Development Region of Romania. The network was launched in the framework of the Trans-national Renewable Energy Cluster TREC, a European Territorial Cooperation project that facilitated the organization of such networks in Cluj (Romania) and Western Macedonia (Greece), benefitting from the good practices transferred by the existing renewable energy clusters and networks from Saxony (Germany).

The regional network from Romania has not become a legal entity after the European TREC project was finalised, consequently its activities are occasioned by project proposals that might be submitted on new calls concerning clusters, at national or European level.