The Széchenyi Plan was an economic development plan in which the government indicated the areas where it considered development most essential to become economically competitive with the rest of Europe.
The Plan provided support for renewable energy projects through application for a onetime grant aid programme. This plan supported up to 30% of investment costs in renewable energy, with the upper limit differing depending on the type and purpose of the project.
In 2000, HUF 350 million (approximately US$ 1.5 million) was available for competitive applications, to increase the use of any renewable sources of energy. The grant could not exceed HUF 35 million (approximately US$ 160 000), unless justified.
By the end of 2003, the Széchenyi Plan was integrated into the National Development Program, coordinating EU pre-accession financial support for Hungary.