With new different criteria for examining applications comes the new Save for Homes, which will start at the end of August, when the new platform will be ready. The new criteria that will be set, among other things, will be the age of the building, the degree of upgrade, how many stay in the house, while for the first time there will be priority and runners-up.
The new criteria, It is estimated that they will be pre-published in June and by the end of August the new platform will be ready..
Το πρόγραμμα «Εξοικονομώ» σε πλήρη εξέλιξη
In the next two months they are expected to be available in total 1,2 billion. ευρώ σε σπίτια και επιχειρήσεις. Πρόσφατα η Επενδυτική Επιτροπή του Προγράμματος ενέκρινε την υπαγωγή 12.579 applications, all of which are not accompanied by a loan to cover the same participation. The total eligible budget exceeds 308,8 million. euro, including energy saving interventions and other costs necessary for the implementation of the projects. The public expenditure of the applications is close to 245 million. euro.
The design of the program includes interventions for both residential and business buildings and the State. The program for housing, height 1,081 billion. euro aims to save energy at least 30% and includes window replacement, upgrading of cooling and heating systems, solar water heaters, heat pumps, energy saving and home appliance management systems, photovoltaics on roofs, etc..
The energy upgrade of buildings, mainly residential, is the largest program included in the Budget Recovery Fund 1,731 billion. euro, while the green transition is also the axis to which most funds are committed 6,026 billion. euros from 30,919 billion. euros which are the total resources of the fund, size that includes both grants and loans.
The Secretary General of Energy and Mineral Raw Materials, Alexandra Sdoukou stated: We proceed as fast as possible in the approval of the applications that have been submitted to the "Save-Autonomy" Program. Our goal is this wave of investments for the energy upgrade of homes to give a direct impetus to the revitalization of the Greek economy, after the onset of the pandemic, while creating significant economic and operational benefits for households, by reducing not only their environmental footprint, but also the costs for heating and cooling of their homes. The actions of energy saving and upgrading of the building stock of our country contribute to the national goals for energy saving and tackling climate change. At the same time, are fully in line with the green transition pillar at the heart of the Recovery Fund, of the NSRF 2014-2020 and the Programs for the period 2021-2027 ".
For hotels, tourist accommodation and businesses
In June it is expected to announce the sub. Environmental energy upgrade program for hotels and tourist accommodation, while the goal within the next three years to have leveraged for this purpose funds that will reach the 1 billion euros.
Have been scheduled 100 million. from the NSRF and have joined 500 million in the Recovery Fund for energy upgrading and energy efficiency in business. With 600 million. public expenditure, with leverage will enter the market over 1 billion. euros the next 2 – 3 years for the energy upgrade of very small and medium units.
The "Electra" program
During the year, the "Electra" program for the energy upgrade of public buildings will also proceed., for which the financing agreement with the European Investment Bank has already been signed.
The financing agreement with the EIB is high 375 million. euro, and aims to accelerate the implementation of energy upgrade projects in public buildings throughout Greece.
Main purpose of funding, which is the largest EIB support for energy efficiency projects in 58 years of activity in Greece, is the reduction of energy costs and the carbon footprint of the country's buildings. In this context, purpose of the "Electra" program, total budget 500 million. euro, is the savings 230.000 MWh until the end 2025, in order to achieve the gradual conversion of buildings into high energy efficiency.