Calls for grants for investment in thermal and electric energy production facilities from renewable sources, co-financed with ERDF funds, have been opened in the autonomous communities of Andalusia, Aragon, Principality of Asturias, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Melilla, Region of Murcia and the Valencian Community.
- The application submission deadlines end in November and December 2020.
- The aid is non-refundable under the competitive competition.
- Projects and investment actions in facilities that improve management and optimize thermal production and biogas production facilities may be the object of the aid.
- In addition to biomass boilers and biogas installations, cogeneration installations that use organic rankine cycles (ORC) and new equipment for the use of biomass or biogas treatment that use existing treatment or digestion equipment are eligible.
- In all biomass projects it is mandatory to use 100% renewable biofuel. In non-industrial thermal installations of less than 1 MW, the biomass equipment used must prove that it meets the requirements for seasonal energy efficiency and emissions established in the Ecodesign Regulation, and the biofuel must be certified with the highest quality according to any of these standards. : UNE-EN-ISO 17225-2 (class A1); UNE-EN-ISO 17225-4, (class 1); 164003 (class A1); or 164004 (class A1).
- The beneficiaries can be individuals or legal entities, public or private that meet the requirements indicated in the regulatory bases, energy service companies and the renewable energy communities or energy communities.
- After confirming the status of beneficiary and that the project meets the objectives of the call, the evaluation and selection of the applications is carried out, which will first be based on an economic criterion, with a relative weighting between 40% and 80% and then applying criteria according to the Just Transition zone, according to administrative viability or according to positive externalities with a weighting of up to 40%.
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