Subsidy (Operational Programme Quality of Environment)
The Operational Programme Quality of Environment (OP KŽP) allocates investment grants from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for natural and legal persons, associations or non-profit organisations. Renewable energy projects are eligible under Priority Axis 4 “Energy-efficient low-carbon economy in all sectors”, namely Investment Priority 4.1 “Promoting the production and distribution of energy derived from renewable sources”.
Specific Target 4.1.1 “Increasing the share of RES in gross final energy consumption of the SR” is aimed at supporting the generation of heat and electricity from RES, thereby contributing to the achievement of the planned share of RES in gross final energy consumption until 2020. Eligible activities under this target include the replacement of inefficient solid fuel fired boilers with heat generating plans fired by biomass as well as the construction of heat pumps, biogas, and solar thermal or geothermal plants (220.127.116.11 OP KŽP).
Eligible technologies under Investment Priority 4.1 are biomass, biogas, aerothermal, hydrothermal, solar thermal or geothermal plants (18.104.22.168 OP KŽP).
Eligible is the construction of biomass boilers which will replace an existing gas fired boiler with a thermal capacity of no more than 20 MW (22.214.171.124 Letter A OP KŽP)
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The amount of the subsidy will be determined in the individual call for applications.
Eligible party: The persons eligible for subsidies are natural or legal persons authorised to conduct business, associations, local government bodies or non-profit organisations. Projects must be implemented outside the Bratislava region. However, households from the Bratislava region could apply for installations of ‘small sources’ with total installed capacity up to 10 kW (126.96.36.199 OP KŽP).
Obligated party: The party obligated is the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic.
Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
Distribution of costs
15% of the total amount of subsidies are funded by the state
85% of the total amount of subsidies are funded by the ERDF
ERDF – Ministry of Environment. The subsidies awarded under the Operational Programme Quality of Environment is funded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund), and by national public funds of 15 % of the total amount of subsidies granted. These funds are managed by the Ministry of Environment.