Holcim Romania develops the project "Photoelectric power plant with an installed capacity of 0.99 MWp in the HOLCIM ALEȘD location", - cement plant in Bihor County



Starting on the 1st of September 2022, Holcim Romania is developing a photovoltaic park with bifacial solar panels, currently the "Best Available Technology", as part of the project "Photoelectric power plant with an installed capacity of 0.99 MWp in the HOLCIM ALEȘD location" (cement plant in Aleșd, Bihor County), project number 2021/327429, co-financed within the "Energy program in Romania”, having Innovation Norway as program operator.

 The main results targeted by the project include:

  • a photovoltaic system with a total installed capacity of 0.999 MWe;
  • reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 383 tons of CO2/year;
  • energy produced from renewable sources, amounting to 1,254 MWh per year on an average;

The grant amounts to €357,400 and the project is implemented in partnership with International Development Norway AS (IDN) Norway - a Norwegian organization with more than 20 years of experience in international projects for the development of best practices in environment-friendly solutions. 

Holcim sites have been optimized through the installation of the best available technologies at European level in order to reduce CO2 emissions. In fact, several years ago, at its cement plant in Alesd, Holcim commissioned a facility for the recovery of residual heat and transformation of the recovered energy into electricity, with no fuel consumption and without additional emissions compared to the normal production process.

To contribute to achieving this goal, Holcim Romania, through its local sustainability strategy, supports the Group-wide commitment to become a NET ZERO company by 2050 and to lead the transition to low carbon building.

"Energy program in Romania" is meant for "energy with less carbon emissions and increased security of energy supply". The program is part of the EEA and Norwegian grants 2014-2021. The EEA and Norwegian grants aim to reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area (EEA) and strengthen bilateral relations between donor states (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and beneficiary states.

The project is funded from grants from the Norwegian Financial Facility 2014-2021, within the framework of the "Program for Energy in Romania".

EEA Grants: www.eeagrants.org
Norway Grants: www.norwaygrants.org