Country:Czech Republic
Year:2000
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education>Professional training and qualification
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Multi-Sectoral Policy
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources, All
Policy Sector:Framework Policy
Climate Change Policy Targets:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Agency:Ministry of Industry and Trade, Energy Efficiency Department
URL:http://www.mpo-efekt.cz
URL:http://www.mpo.cz/dokument144914.html
Legal References:Energy Management Act (Act No. 406/2000 Coll.)
Funding:CZK 80 Million in 2016
Energy Efficiency Description:

This national subsidy programme was implementing a strategic action document: "National programme for the energy management and the use of renewable sources of energy". In the past, 15 sectors were involved. Nowadays, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is the only programme administrator. The Call for applications is revised each year. Applicants include enterprises (legal entities and individuals), non-profit organisations, universities, regions, towns and municipalities. Programme targets include the implementation of savings measures in the areas of generation, transmission, distribution and consumption of energy; and higher use of renewable and secondary sources of energy and the development of cogeneration of heat, cooling and electricity.

Support for energy planning and certification of buildings: territorial energy planning; action plans for reconstruction or refurbishment of building resources; plans for energy saving in industrial enterprises; plans for construction of centres for use of municipal waste for energy purposes; certificates of energy intensity of buildings. Support for energy generation and distribution facilities: increased efficiency of energy use in energy generation and distribution facilities; combined generation of heat and electricity; higher use of renewable and secondary sources of energy. Support for measures aimed at increasing the efficiency of energy use: decreased energy intensity of industrial plant; comprehensive measures aimed at decreasing the energy intensity of buildings used in education, health services and public utilities; comprehensive measures aimed at decreasing the energy intensity of housing; low energy and passive solar housing; comprehensive measures aimed at decreasing the energy intensity in lighting; projects financed through energy savings. Support for consultancy, education, promotion and awareness with respect to the economical use of energy, affecting the safeguarding of the environment: consultancy; regional energy agencies; education and promotion; preparation of products in support of consultancy, education and promotion.

Renewable Energy Description:

This federal programme revolves around a strategic action document revised each year and implemented by a total of 15 sectors. The programme targets enterprises (legal entities and individuals); non-profit organisations; universities - as established under Act No.111/1998 Coll; and towns, municipalities and regions. Targets of the State Programme include the implementation of savings measures in the area of generation, transmission, distribution and consumption of energy; and higher use of renewable and secondary sources of energy and the development of cogeneration of heat, cooling and electricity. Supported activities: Support for energy planning and certification of buildings: territorial energy planning; action plans for reconstruction or refurbishment of building resources; plans for energy saving in industrial enterprises; plans for construction of centres for use of municipal waste for energy purposes; certificates of energy intensity of buildings. Energy generation and distribution facilities: increased efficiency of energy use in energy generation and distribution facilities; combined generation of heat and electricity; higher use of renewable and secondary sources of energy. Support for Measures aimed at increasing the efficiency of energy use: decreased energy intensity of industrial plant; comprehensive measures aimed at decreasing the energy intensity of buildings used in education, health services and public utilities; comprehensive measures aimed at decreasing the energy intensity of housing; low energy and passive solar housing; comprehensive measures aimed at decreasing the energy intensity in lighting; projects financed through energy savings. Consultancy, education, promotion and awareness with respect to the economical use of energy, having impact on the safeguarding of the environment: consultancy; regional energy agencies; education and promotion; preparation of products in support of consultancy, education and promotion. Recent iterations include: 2005 Within its strategic implementation of the 2004 National Program for the Efficient Use of Energy and its Renewable and Secondary Sources, the Czech Republic announced the Government Programme for the Support of Energy Savings and the Use of Renewable and Waste Sources of Energy on 9 November 2005. This strategic plan outlines federal support for: - Energy Planning and Certification of Buildings - Energy Production and Distribution Equipment - Measures for the Improvements to Energy Efficiency - Consulting, Education, Promotion and Awareness Related to Energy Conservation with a Positive Environmental Impact The 2005 Program further details strategic targets for efficiency, including Action Plans for Energy Efficient Reconstruction or Modernization of Buildings, Combined Production of Electricity and Heat, and Energy Demand Reduction in Civic Structures, among others. 2006 The National Programme for Effective Energy Management and the Utlilisation of Renewable and Secondary Sources of Energy ("National Programme") was promulgated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade according to an agreement with the Ministry of Environment, pursuant to Chapter III of Act 406/2000. The National Programme will cover the period 2006 - 2009, and is a continuation of the previous programme which was concluded in 2005. The objectives of the programme are reduced energy consumption, higher utilisation of renewable and secondary sources of energy according to economic and social needs, sustainable development and environmental protection. The National Programme addresses the following target groups: autonomous states, businesses, NGOs and households. Recommended measures are derived mainly from the Energy Policy of the Czech Republic and the State Policy of the Environment. It supports the implementation of EU Directives 2001/77/EC, 2003/8/ES, 2006/32/EC, and 2005/32/EC.

Climate Change Description:

This national subsidy programme was implementing a strategic action document: "National programme for the energy management and the use of renewable sources of energy". In the past, 15 sectors were involved. Nowadays, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is the only programme administrator. The Call for applications is revised each year. Applicants include enterprises (legal entities and individuals), non-profit organisations, universities, regions, towns and municipalities. Programme targets include the implementation of savings measures in the areas of generation, transmission, distribution and consumption of energy; and higher use of renewable and secondary sources of energy and the development of cogeneration of heat, cooling and electricity.

Support for energy planning and certification of buildings: territorial energy planning; action plans for reconstruction or refurbishment of building resources; plans for energy saving in industrial enterprises; plans for construction of centres for use of municipal waste for energy purposes; certificates of energy intensity of buildings. Support for energy generation and distribution facilities: increased efficiency of energy use in energy generation and distribution facilities; combined generation of heat and electricity; higher use of renewable and secondary sources of energy. Support for measures aimed at increasing the efficiency of energy use: decreased energy intensity of industrial plant; comprehensive measures aimed at decreasing the energy intensity of buildings used in education, health services and public utilities; comprehensive measures aimed at decreasing the energy intensity of housing; low energy and passive solar housing; comprehensive measures aimed at decreasing the energy intensity in lighting; projects financed through energy savings. Support for consultancy, education, promotion and awareness with respect to the economical use of energy, affecting the safeguarding of the environment: consultancy; regional energy agencies; education and promotion; preparation of products in support of consultancy, education and promotion.

Amended:

On 20 November 2013, the Czech government approved the State Programme to Promote Energy Savings and Use of Renewable and Secondary Energy Sources 2014. The Programme aims to stimulate interest in energy savings and use of renewable energy sources. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) is the only body complying with the initial intention of the government and systematically supporting energy savings.

The programme is set up under the provisions of § 5 of the Energy Management Act and is also one of the tools to ensure that international commitments, in particular the reduction of the energy consumption share in GDP by 1% per year (according to Directive 2006/32/EC), increasing the share of electricity from renewable sources to 20% and reducing energy consumption by 20% in 2020 (according to Europe's 2020 strategy). A national savings target of 47.84 PJ of final energy consumption by 2020 was also adopted.

"The priority of the programme is the education and training of lay people and professionals, assistance to statutory cities and regions in implementing energy management and support for small investment projects with direct energy savings especially for cities and villages, but also for small business projects”, said the Minister of Industry and Trade Jiří Cienciala. Compared with the operational programmes, the EFEKT programme does not have a significant budget (CZK 30 million has been allocated for 2014) but it still plays a vital role especially in areas that cannot be financed from EU Structural Funds. "The indisputable advantage of this programme is a lower administrative burden for applicants when compared with operational programmes, as well as a support provided ex ante, i.e. before the implementation of the project, which facilitates the implementation of challenging savings measures also by small businesses and small communities”, said the Minister.

The MIT places emphasis on the support of the implementation of energy management projects, where the category of applicants has been extended to include cities with more than 20 000 inhabitants, as well as on promotion of energy-saving projects undertaken by through Energy Performance Contracting. EFEKT remains the only grant title from which it is possible to obtain subsidies for the revitalisation of public lighting.

Projects could be registered until 28 February 2014. Requests for a grant for energy consulting and information centres (EKIS), however, had to be prepared before the end of 2014. All information, including the necessary forms and precise instructions for proposals are available online.

Amended:

On 20 November 2013, the Czech government approved the State Programme to Promote Energy Savings and Use of Renewable and Secondary Energy Sources 2014. The Programme aims to stimulate interest in energy savings and use of renewable energy sources. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MIT) is the only body complying with the initial intention of the government and systematically supporting energy savings.

The programme is set up under the provisions of § 5 of the Energy Management Act and is also one of the tools to ensure that international commitments, in particular the reduction of the energy consumption share in GDP by 1% per year (according to Directive 2006/32/EC), increasing the share of electricity from renewable sources to 20% and reducing energy consumption by 20% in 2020 (according to Europe's 2020 strategy). A national savings target of 47.84 PJ of final energy consumption by 2020 was also adopted.

"The priority of the programme is the education and training of lay people and professionals, assistance to statutory cities and regions in implementing energy management and support for small investment projects with direct energy savings especially for cities and villages, but also for small business projects”, said the Minister of Industry and Trade Jiří Cienciala. Compared with the operational programmes, the EFEKT programme does not have a significant budget (CZK 30 million has been allocated for 2014) but it still plays a vital role especially in areas that cannot be financed from EU Structural Funds. "The indisputable advantage of this programme is a lower administrative burden for applicants when compared with operational programmes, as well as a support provided ex ante, i.e. before the implementation of the project, which facilitates the implementation of challenging savings measures also by small businesses and small communities”, said the Minister.

The MIT places emphasis on the support of the implementation of energy management projects, where the category of applicants has been extended to include cities with more than 20 000 inhabitants, as well as on promotion of energy-saving projects undertaken by through Energy Performance Contracting. EFEKT remains the only grant title from which it is possible to obtain subsidies for the revitalisation of public lighting.

Projects could be registered until 28 February 2014. Requests for a grant for energy consulting and information centres (EKIS), however, had to be prepared before the end of 2014. All information, including the necessary forms and precise instructions for proposals are available online.

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