Resalta establishes venture in Romania with Next Energy Partners
The energy services provider based in Ljubljana registered a company in Bucharest together with a domestic firm. Resalta said its joint venture in Romania would focus on photovoltaics, combined heat and power and industrial lighting.
Resalta doo widened its growth ambitions, as it has struck a deal to start offering energy efficiency services and develop renewable energy projects in Romania. It established a firm together with Next Energy Partners Srl, which owns a wind power facility, trades in electricity and supplies power and natural gas. Resalta said the focus of its joint venture in Romania would be services in solar power, combined heat and power (CHP) projects and industrial lighting.
Chief Executive Officer Luka Komazec noted it is the company’s tenth market and the largest one in Southeastern Europe. “It holds immense potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy. We are confident in our ability to help bring the country closer to its energy savings goals with the help of Next Energy Partners,” he added.
Bogdan Popoiu, CEO of Next Energy Partners and now Resalta Romania’s Managing Director, said the new business would contribute to a greener future, lower carbon dioxide emissions and lower energy costs for domestic customers.
Next Energy Partners, founded in 2011, intends to become a major energy services company – ESCO in the country and help Resalta’s regional presence in energy efficiency and renewables, the press release said. The joint venture is registered in Bucharest.
Resalta, formerly GGE, operates in Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia. There are 200 energy projects for over 130 clients in its references. The company based in Ljubljana secured a EUR 12 million credit package in February from the European Investment Bank. Of note, last month it started a combined heat and power project in the Czech Republic, for Aquapalace Praha.