The Regional Government of Castilla y León, mainly through actions developed by EREN, the Regional Energy Agency, is very actively trying to help consumers in the Region face the effects of the energy crisis we are experiencing all around Europe.
First of all, EREN is running two subsidy programmes to help consumers in Castilla y León face the effects of the energy crisis, with more than €80M in aid from Next Generation EU addressed mainly to private individuals and companies:
- The first subsidy programme, with €71.8M, was launched in January 2022 with two objectives: one goal is to promote investments in self-consumption and storage with renewable energy sources; the second goal is the implementation of thermal renewable energy installations in the residential sector. The total applications mean an investment of €340M.
- The second subsidy programme, with €8.2M, has the purpose to promote investments in the implementation of renewable thermal systems in sectors other than the residential sector. It was launched in August 2022. Up to now, this programme has received 41 applications, for projects adding 55.468 kWt, with a total investment of €21.5M and aids up to €5.3M.
EREN will develop an information campaign for the rational use of energy in the workplace, which will be disseminated to public employees by means of informative announcements and digital notifications or other appropriate means.
On a quarterly basis, a report on the monitoring of this Agreement shall be submitted to the Regional Government, drawn up by EREN, which shall contain a quantification of the consumption of electricity and gas and a comparison with the consumption recorded in the same period of the previous year. EREN shall be responsible for providing technical assistance to the different bodies of the administration within the scope of its powers.
In terms of speeding up the processing of renewable projects, the Regional Government published the Decree Law 2/2022, amended by Decree Law 4/2022, following the European Commission indications to facilitate and increase new renewable energy installations in operation.
Finally, EREN also developed an energy-savings press and radio campaign during two weeks in November 2022, with a budget of €0.15M:
- Publication date
- 5 June 2023