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Energy Savings and Renewable Energy Programmes

In early July, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic is going to publish several calls focusing on the treatment of energy resources. Specifically, this will involve the Energy Savings and Renewable Energy programmes.

Energy Savings

Call V in the Energy Savings programme will support projects focusing on decreasing the energy intensity of enterprises. The subsidy applies, inter alia, to the reconstruction and modernisation of facilities producing energy for own needs and the electricity, gas and heat distribution systems with the aim of increasing the efficiency of or modernising the lighting systems of buildings and industrial parks.

Eligible applicants include small and medium-sized enterprises. The subsidy relates to tangible fixed assets, intangible fixed assets necessary for the operation of tangible fixed assets, energy assessment report and project documentation.

The maximum subsidy provided to a single project amounts to 50%, 40% and 30% of eligible expenses for small, medium-sized and large enterprises, respectively. The amount of subsidy for the energy assessment report and project documentation is 60-80% of eligible expenses, based on the size of enterprise.

According to the current schedule, applications will be accepted from 16 September 2019 to 30 April 2020. This is an ongoing call. Projects must be realised in the Czech Republic outside the Capital of Prague, whereby the deciding factor is the actual place of the project implementation.

Renewable Energy

Call V in the Renewable Energy programme will support projects using renewable energy resources for energy production and distribution. The subsidy applies, for example, to the construction, reconstruction and modernisation of small hydroelectric power stations, distribution of heat from the existing biogas stations, construction and reconstruction of combined heat and power generation from biomass, construction and reconstruction of wind power plants or solar collectors etc.

Eligible applicants include small and medium-sized enterprises. The subsidy related to tangible fixed assets, intangible fixed assets necessary for the operation of tangible fixed assets, energy assessment report and project documentation.

The maximum subsidy provided to a single project amounts to 40-80% of eligible expenses, based on the size of enterprise and type of supported activity.

According to the current schedule, applications will be accepted from 2 September 2019 to 31 March 2020. This is an ongoing call. Projects must be realised in the Czech Republic outside the Capital of Prague, whereby the deciding factor is the actual place of the project implementation.

The article is part of dReport – June 2019, Tax news; Grants and investment Incentives.

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