Operational Programme Industry and Enterprise (2007-2013): ECO-ENERGY

Last updated: 5 November 2017
Operational Programme Industry and Enterprise (OPIE) Programme of support to energy savings, aimed to contribute to the reduciton of energy consumption in Czech industry by providing financial assistance to energy reduction investment projects. Demonstration projects could receive financial assistance for the following eligible costs: -The purchase of new technology and equipment to process raw energy materials, achieving higher production capacity. -The purchase of technology and equipment to reduce the energy consumption of processes connected with energy generation, conversion and distribution, on condition that the negative environmental impacts related to these processes are decreased. -The modernisation of existing equipment and energy distribution systems connected with the production process. -The purchase of new equipment to generate power or heat (of a modern design). -The implementation of combined heat and power generation (cogeneration). -The purchase of equipment for the recovery of waste heat and use of secondary heat sources. -Material to modernise energy management, improve logistics and the energy properties of buildings. Also eligible were related construction costs, project drafting costs incurred from the date of registration of an application, construction costs, the acquisition of land, and the cost of specialised software connected with the programme. The programme was designed for small and medium-sized enterprises in manufacturing, and to acheive a reduction in CO2 emissions by at least 40 tonnes a year. All projects undertaken had to be verified through an energy audit.

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