On 4 September 2013 the Federal Council submitted to Parliament the first set of measures in the Energy Strategy 2050. The Council wishes to significantly develop the existing potential for energy efficiency and exploit the potential of hydro power and the new renewable energies (sun, wind, geothermal, biomass). The set of measures entail a total revision of the Energy Law as well as changes in various other Federal laws. Parliament approved the law proposal on 30 September 2016, Swiss voters followed suit on 21 May 2017.
Conto Termico 2.0, in force since May 31st 2016, strengthens and simplifies the support mechanism already introduced by the MD December 28th 2012, which encourages measures to increase energy efficiency and the production of thermal energy from RE. The total annual budget is up to 900 million euro of which 200 for public administrations projects and 700 million euro for the private initiatives. Once this cap will be reached, program will be closed for new applications.
The promotional scheme provides financial incentives for companies to implement innovative pilot projects aiming on improving the energy efficiency of their industrial, commercial or residential customers by means of applying digital technologies. Projects are meant to allow for a measurement and display of energy consumption patterns. In a second step, advice on how to improve the efficiency should be provided. Finally projects should enable a before-and-after measurement of energy use after the implementation of efficiency measures.
Objective of the programme is to provide incentives to the industrial and commercial sector to invest in highly efficient horizontal technologies in order to realize related energy efficiency potentials; target (2020 and after): annual reduction of as much as 1 mio. toe CO2
Through the Green Municipal Fund, funding and expertise are offered to municipal governments and their partners for municipal environmental projects, in particular retrofits and new construction projects aimed at energy efficiency. Municipalities are encouraged to consider Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)® certification as they undertake building projects.
The measure is intended to promote energy efficiency in SMEs. In accordance with article 8 of the Decree n. 102 of 2014, the Ministry of Economic Development published a call for tender to co-financing regional programs to support the implementation of energy audits in SMEs or the adoption of ISO 50001 management systems.15 million euro per year have been allocated until 2020, and the call will be replicated in the coming years.
This call aims to support energy audits, installation of systems for energy consumption management and thermal insulations in installations with a Rationalization Agreement for Energy Consumption (ARCE) under SGCIE - Management System of Intensive Energy Consumption, which is the main measure for Industry foreseen in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan.
This scheme is applicable for Micro, Small and Medium industries. A Walk-Through energy Audit is a simple visual investigative audit and table-top survey of the Energy Bills of the manufacturing facility. In this scheme GEDA deploy qualified energy auditors for carrying out walk through audits in MSMEs and submitting Energy Audit Reports with recommendations for saving energy in the audited MSME units. The WEA report would comprise of the submission of the energy Consumption pattern of the work place and suggestions for Energy Conservation.
This Call provides support to implement systems to fill tires with nitrogen. This measure is foreseen in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan, framed within the "Transports" area, labeled "Energy Efficiency in the Transports Program and Urban Mobility".
SlovSEFF III is a sustainable energy financing facility developed by the EBRD in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain, which are funding the programme's incentive payments and technical assistance respectively.
Call 08 aims to support energy audits, installation of systems for energy consumption management and thermal insulations in installations with a Rationalization Agreement for Energy Consumption (ARCE) under SGCIE - Management System of Intensive Energy Consumption, which is the main measure for Industry foressen in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan.
OP EIC follows the OP Entrepreneurship and Innovations in the programming period 2007-2013. Approximately EUR 4.3 billion from the European Regional Development Fund has been reserved for projects within the OP EIC. The managing authority (Ministry of Industry and Trade) delegates the majority of implementation tasks to the CzechInvest Agency. CzechInvest is an intermediary body for grants support and shall be responsible for communication with applicants and beneficiaries. This communication shall be mediated through ISKP 2014+ (information system for the financial beneficiaries).