They allocate 2.5 million for energy efficiency in public infrastructures

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José Antonio Valbuena, has recalled the "exemplary role" of public administrations in the energy transition and decarbonization"


The Ministry of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands has published this Friday the call for grants for a total amount of
2.5 million euros to promote actions to improve energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies in public infrastructures.

It is a co-financed aid charged to the F
European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) within the scope of the Canary Islands Operational Program, as reported by the Department in a note.

The director responsible for the Area, José Antonio Valbuena, has recalled the "exemplary role" of public administrations
in the energy transition and decarbonisation”.

"The regulatory ecosystem that we have designed thus marks it and mandates that the administrations must reinvest the economic savings that they achieve in this way in promoting self-consumption and energy efficiency among citizens," he pointed out.

For his part, the Deputy Minister for the Fight against Climate Change and Ecological Transition, Miguel Ángel Pérez, has detailed that all town councils, councils and associations of town councils may be beneficiaries of this call.

The actions that are included within these aids have to do with energy audits in facilities or buildings, works to improve or replace public lighting equipment, inclusion of energy efficiency criteria in desalination, purification, purification and distribution of water, measures of savings and efficiency in municipal buildings and infrastructures or self-consumption through renewable energies associated with desalination, purification, purification and water distribution infrastructures.

Regarding the eligible amount, in the case of energy audits, the
50% of the cost of the study, with a maximum of 25,000 euros.

For her part, the General Director of Energy, Rosana Melián, has stated that for the remaining lines of action, the percentage of the subsidy will be 60% of the eligible investment, with a maximum of
80,000 euros per request.

"Eligible investment is understood as that which is necessary and is directly related to the improvement of energy efficiency and the use of renewable energies," he concluded.

Concepts such as the preparation by the competent technician of the projects related to the actions, the costs of optional construction management, the costs of executing the civil works associated with the action, the acquisition of equipment and materials, the assembly costs may be included. of the facilities and the energy efficiency certificates, as long as the actions that appear as proposals for improvement are carried out.

It also establishes a
subsidy limit for each municipality based on the legal population of the municipality recorded in the last register.

The deadline for
The presentation of applications will begin next Monday, June 6, and will end after 30 calendar days.

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