The staff of RIS is currently putting the finishing touches on the new "I save" as the program is adapted – to the extent that this is deemed necessary and feasible – in the market proposals and stakeholders as expressed in the consultation of the Program Guide, which expired in mid-September but also in the new data imposed by the price increases of materials.
Changes are underway in the new program, which they are not just about the maximum budget but also on eligible costs (technical characteristics etc.). As he says while talking to Insider.gr relevant source of the Ministry of Environment and Energy, In the context of the consultation, RIS has taken into account the proposals that have been submitted and is examining the specifications that are set in order to achieve the objectives with a basic condition of consumer protection.. In this context, including, other materials that were excluded from the new Savings plan are being considered.. By extension, as it seems, there will be expanded options (for example in frames) and consumers will be able to choose materials according to their budget.
As it is known, the program platform is expected to be activated until the end of October while it is not yet clear whether the ministry will accept the market proposal to increase the submission time to two months instead of the one provided by the guide.
The amounts of the grant and the conditions
The percentage of subsidy for the interventions in the new "I save" ranges from 40% to 75% depending on individual and family income, with the average subsidy being calculated at 62% and the total leverage to exceed 1 billion. euro. As for the amounts of the subsidy, a maximum intervention budget will be implemented, ο οποίος θα υπολογίζεται με βάση συγκεκριμένους συντελεστές επί της επιφάνειας των κύριων χώρων τμ του Ε9 ενώ σε κάθε περίπτωση, the grant amount may in no case exceed 28.000 euro.
Για τη χρηματοδότηση λαμβάνονται υπ’όψιν οι βαθμοημέρες θέρμανσης ανά δημοτική ενότητα μέσα σε κάθε νομό. Priority will be given to lower income households, to the disabled, single parent families, long-term unemployed, large families and households with increased energy needs. The estimated annual energy savings based on the proposed intervention costs will be the most important criterion in percentage 50% followed by individual or family income as a percentage 15%.
As previously announced, in the new program the time priority is abolished and a new system is introduced with specific evaluation criteria (energy, financially, social), from which a score will be obtained which will also determine the eligibility of the beneficiaries.
Only those who have a real right to the house and are the main residence have the right to participate in the new program (have ownership or usufruct) while applications exclusively for communal interventions are eliminated and the number of applications is limited to one application per beneficiary.
The beneficiaries are obliged to complete the interventions within a year and after the expiration of the specific period they are excluded from the program.. However, In order to ensure the practical implementation of this measure, completion rates are provided at each stage so that if a project is well advanced it is not in danger of being excluded..
Subsidized interventions, the installation of photovoltaics is excluded from the new program, electric vehicle chargers, batteries and elevators.