Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2012
Date Amended:

The new Conto Termico (CT 2.0) entered into force on 31 May 2016 in accordance with Ministerial Decree 16/02/2016

Date Ended:2016
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Buildings>Existing buildings, Residential Appliances>Water heating, Residential Appliances>Space cooling, Residential Appliances>Space heating, Buildings, Residential Appliances
Agency:Gestore Servizi Energtici - GSE is responsible for management of the scheme. All applications must be submitted to the GSE which later distributes support.
Legal References:Official Gazette of 2 January 2013; Ministerial Decree 16/02/2016; Ministerial Decree of 28 of December 2012; Legislative Decree no. 28 of 3 Mar. 2011

On 28th of December 2012 Ministerial Decree on "Renewable Energy for Heating and Cooling Support Scheme" (Conto Termico) was implemented, entering into force on 2nd of January 2013.

Conto Termico provides financial incentives on capital costs on the eligible investment payable on yearly basis for a variable period of 2 to 5 years depending on type of improvement implemented, technology type implemented and its scale. Conto Termico is open for:  public administration entities and non-industrial private parties (households, businesses and entities with agricultural income).  

Two categories of projects are eligible to benefit from the scheme:  

A) energy efficiency improvements in an existing buildings and

B) small-scale projects concerning systems producing thermal energy from renewable and high-efficiency system  

Technologies eligible:  

A.1) isolations of opaque surfaces, replacement of transparent closures, installation of system shielding and shading and replacement of generators with appliances condensation

B.1) heat pumps, biomass boilers, heaters and fireplaces, solar thermal systems, including those based on the solar cooling technology  Public administration entities are eligible to benefit from incentives for both types of projects.

Conto Termico is open for private entities only for small-scale projects concerning systems for producing thermal energy from renewables and high-efficiency systems (2nd category). EUR 200 million is allocated for disbursements over one year for projects carried out by public bodies and EUR 700 million for private beneficiaries. Once this cap will be reached, program will be closed for new applications. If not reached, cap will be modified after 2 years since entering of the scheme into force.   Conto Termico provides financial incentives on capital costs up to 40% for projects of categorie A.1.


Legislative Decree 102/2014 istitued a cap of 65% of the capital costs as a maximum subsidy. 

The changes in New Conto Termico (CT 2.0) are represented by: enlargement of the access mechanism, eligble subjects (in-house companies and cooperatives) and measures; increase of the size of eligible installations; access simplification reserved to appliances for thermal energy production included in the catalogue; increase of the threshold for providing the incentive in a unique payment, from 600 to 5000 euro; reduction of incentive payment time, from 6 to 2 months. New eligible technologies are those for the transformation of existing buildings into “NZEB” and building automation. CT 2.0 provides higher incentives, in particular: up to 65% of costs incurred for transformation in NZEB; up to 50% for heat insulation measures in climate zones E/F and up to 55% in the case of insulation combined with B.1 interventions; up to 65% for B.1 interventions; 100% of the costs for Audit and Energy for the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for PA and 50% for private entities.

This record is superseded by:Renewable Energy for Heating and Cooling and Small Interventions Increasing Energy Efficiency Support Scheme (Conto Termico 2.0)

year effective: 2012 (Dec 28th)

dated ended: 2016 (May 30th)

Last modified: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:36:10 CET