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Funding comes from three sources:
The European Commission asks EU governments every year whether they would like to provide voluntary payment (contributing country) or to allow renewable energy to be installed on their territory (host country).
Host countries must provide certain information, such as:
Contributing countries must provide certain information, such as:
If a project promoter fails to deliver on their commitment, the rules on suspension, termination and reduction in Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 apply.
The grant award system:
Implementation periods reflect realistic delivery periods and are technology-specific and uniform across the EU, unless the Commission determines otherwise.
Projects financed by the renewable energy scheme may receive funding from other EU, national, public or private programmes provided they respect State aid rules and the EU budget does not finance the same costs twice.
The statistical benefits of renewable energy from installations financed by the scheme are, in general, divided 80:20 between contributing and host countries — however, the Commission may alter this ratio — during the implementation or support period. Afterwards, they remain entirely with the host. These statistical benefits count towards the national share of renewable energy regardless of where and how the actual renewable energy from the installations is consumed.
It has applied since 7 October 2020 and does not have a deadline.
Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1294 of 15 September 2020 on the Union renewable energy financing mechanism (OJ L 303, 17.9.2020, pp. 1-17)
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — The European Green Deal (COM(2019) 640 final, 11.12.2019)
Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, amending Regulations (EC) No 663/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directives 94/22/EC, 98/70/EC, 2009/31/EC, 2009/73/EC, 2010/31/EU, 2012/27/EU and 2013/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directives 2009/119/EC and (EU) 2015/652 and repealing Regulation (EU) No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 328, 21.12.2018, pp. 1-77)
Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast) (OJ L 328, 21.12.2018, pp. 82-209)
Successive amendments to Directive (EU) 2018/2001 have been incorporated in the original text. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.
Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 (OJ L 193, 30.7.2018, pp. 1-222)
last update 25.11.2020