More than 300 projects have been applied for EU fund financing for the improvement of household heating systems – Economy, finance

More than 300 projects have been applied for EU fund financing for the improvement of household heating systems – Economy, finance
More than 300 projects have been applied for EU fund financing for the improvement of household heating systems – Economy, finance
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The Central Finance and Contracts Agency (CFLA) has received 315 project submissions for the allocation of support from European Union (EU) funds for the installation of pellet heating boilers and heat pumps, as well as connections to centralized city heating systems. For this call for projects, 3.44 million euros were available from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which is sufficient to approve the eligible projects.

The greatest interest in improving household heat supply systems was in Kurzeme – 101 projects were received; high activity also in Vidzeme (74), Riga (66) and Latgale region (46). The lowest activity can be observed in Zemgale – the implementation of 28 projects is planned there.

Most of the projects – 168 – envisage the installation of heat pumps; the most popular type of heat pumps is air-water, such a solution is provided in 146 projects.

The installation of pellet heating boilers is planned in 106 project submissions. Compared to the first project selection call, there has been an increased interest in the creation of connections to the city’s centralized heat supply networks – this heat supply solution is planned for 41 projects.

In the fourth call for the selection of project submissions, the total eligible costs planned for 315 projects are 4,136,399 euros, of which ERDF – 3,215,238 euros. As reported, the available ERDF funding in this call is 3,443,220 euros, which means that it will be sufficient for the approval of all projects that will meet the requirements set by the EU funds program.

Projects for the installation of heat pumps were accepted by the CFLA for two months – from March 1 to April 30, 2024. After the submission of the projects, the projects will be evaluated within three months, the implementation of the projects should be carried out within a maximum of two years. Project selection documentation published on the CFLA websiteinformation about approved projects will also be published there.

Support for the improvement of various types of heat supply systems was the fourth – final – round of this EU funds program.

About the EU funds program

The EU funds program developed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development is designed to reduce the negative impact of air pollution on the environment and human health by replacing combustion equipment used for heating in residential buildings of the household sector, improving the efficiency of individual heating systems, introducing technologies that significantly reduce air pollution , including connecting residential houses to efficient urban centralized heat supply systems.

Support from EU funds for the implementation of projects is intended for the EU Cohesion Policy Program 2021-2027. for the year 2.2.3. of the specific support objective “Improve nature protection and biological diversity, “green” infrastructure, especially in the urban environment, and reduce pollution” 2.2.3.6. within the framework of the event “Implementation of measures to reduce air pollution by improving household heat supply systems”.

Central Finance and Contracts Agency

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