At the end of the summer, the announcement of the new program "Saving - Autonomous" is expected with the leadership of the Ministry of Environment and Energy preparing criteria for determining aid to the standards of granting the heating allowance..
According to reports, Minister Costas Skrekas plans to adopt the model applied by the Ministry of Finance for the heating subsidy based on the heating or cooling days that a household needs per year. The relevant system has been developed by the National Meteorological Service, which has divided the country into 200.000 squares and based on temperature and heating time (grade days) grants the heating allowance.
The Ministry of Environment and Energy is considering something similar.
Depending on the climatic conditions of each region, the amount of the subsidy will be determined. The Technical Chamber of Greece also cooperates for the elaboration of this model, which will be able to determine the energy upgrade needs per region.
Households with lower income criteria will have priority in the subsidy for energy renovation of their homes. According to the News in the new "I save - I autonomize" to be added other eligible expenses. It is noted that in the current program there are no participation criteria and the only one is the order of priority.
In addition to the popular action, The leadership of the Ministry of Environment and Energy is also planning a grid
interventions to tackle energy poverty.
Soon the Minister of Environment is going to sign a decision for the subsidy of households in which the electricity supply has been cut off in order for the Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator (HEDNO) to reconnect. These are households with very low income criteria, reaching the limits of poverty.
The new intervention prepared by the Ministry of Environment and Energy and in cooperation with the European Commission concerns the provision of incentives for very low-income households to have access to cheaper electricity generated by 100% from Renewable Energy Sources.
The sale of "clean" electricity will be made by suppliers, while it remains unclear whether these incentives will be granted to providers to sell the product at a lower price or will be given directly to households.