Subsidy (Thermo-modernisation grants)
The thermo-modernisation grant scheme supports building renovations which increase energy efficiency or the use of renewable energy sources for heating purposes. Lenders may receive grants to pay off part of the loan taken out to implement such measures.
Eligible measures shall reduce a building's annual energy demand, annual energy losses or annual costs of heat production or replace existing heat generation plants with renewable or high-efficiency CHP plants (art. 3 Act on Thermo-Modernisation).
In general, all renewable energy sources used in heat generation are eligible (art. 3 par. 4 Act on Thermo-Modernisation).
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The amount of grant is equal to 20% of the loan received for the implementation of thermo-modernisation undertakings. However, the subsidy may not exceed 16% of the total costs of the modernisation work and may not exceed twice the amount of the anticipated annual savings in energy costs, which were identified through an energy audit (art. 5 Act on Thermo-Modernisation).
The owner or manager of the building in which refurbishment works are conducted (art. 7 par. 1 in conjunction with art. 2 no. 1 Act on Thermo-Modernisation).
Grants are awarded by BGK (Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego – Polish state-owned bank) and financed from the Fund for Thermo-Modernisation and Refurbishments (art. 12 par. 1 Act on Thermo-Modernisation).
Distribution of costs
The costs of the thermo-modernisation subsidy are financed from the national budget (art. 24 Act on Thermo-Modernisation).