Prishtina, 06.02.2024 – The Ministry of Economy has launched a Public Call for the support of household consumers and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises to invest in renewable energy systems – photovoltaic (PV) systems for generation of electricity for self-consumption, financed by the European Union (EU).
The measures were presented by the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, the Minister of Economy, Artane Rizvanolli, the Minister of Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Trade, Rozeta Hajdari, and the representative of the European Union in Kosovo, Alessandro Bianciardi.
Speaking about the announcement of the measures, Prime Minister Albin Kurti emphasized that we are launching the latest subsidy measures in the energy sector for households and businesses that wish to become prosumers and generate a portion of the energy they use through clean solar energy.
“In this way, we not only reduce the burden on our system, but also empower households and businesses to make sustainable and affordable solutions”, Prime Minister Kurti said.
He also added that this is not the first measure, but one among a series launched during these nearly three years of governance, aimed at reducing consumption and increasing energy efficiency, which is beneficial both for households and our energy system, where over 20,000 citizens and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises have applied for and are being subsidized.
Meanwhile, Minister of Economy, Artane Rizvanolli, stated that the benefits that citizens, businesses, our country, and the environment derive from such investments are manifold, ranging from increased energy efficiency, which studies show are linked to these investments, to reducing pollution and energy bills.
Minister Rizvanolli also added that what they are doing today is a step and materialization of the objective outlined in the Energy Strategy, approved by the Assembly of Kosovo last March, which has been worked on since the first day of governance.
“Another aspect that makes me very happy is that since the winter crisis of 2021-2022, we have been intensively thinking about the steps that need to be taken to ease the crisis for citizens and businesses. For this, we sought assistance from the EU and we were fortunate that the European Union helped us with a package of 75 million euros, the highest per capita for all countries in the region”, Minister Rizvanolli said, among other things.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Trade, Rozeta Hajdari, said that the launch of these measures is welcomed for the development of our country’s industry and called on businesses to take advantage of this opportunity that contributes to reducing costs for energy in Kosovo.
The launch of these measures and other previous measures through support from the Ministry of Economy and the European Union is welcomed not only for households but also for the further development of local industry. For this reason, I call on businesses in particular to take advantage of this opportunity, which contributes to the realization of your further potential, in reducing your energy costs, but also in the budget of the Republic of Kosovo”, Hajdari said.
Alessandro Bianciardi from the European Union Office in Kosovo emphasized that the Call for measures announced today for households and businesses for photovoltaic systems is part of the energy package worth 75 million euros that the European Union has allocated for Kosovo.
During the announcement of the measures for the photovoltaic system, it was announced that soon a public call will be opened to support micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises in investing in renewable energy systems – water heating solar systems.
Otherwise, for household consumers, the subsidy value for the installation of renewable energy systems – photovoltaic systems is 250 €/kWp up to 1750.00 € and only one photovoltaic system (PV) for generation of electricity for self-consumption per household shall be subsidized, and the system must be purchased new.
You can find complete information of the Call at the following link: https://me.rks-gov.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/1Public-call-For-support-of-household-consumers-to-invest-in-renewable-….pdf
Meanwhile, for the installation of the photovoltaic system (PV) for generation of electricity self-consumption by micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, the subsidy value for installation capacities of 3-9 kWp will be 250 €/kWp up to 2000.00 €.
For installation capacities 10 kWp or more, 200 €/kWh and up to 6000.00 € shall be subsidized.
An additional €200 subsidy will be granted for businesses owned or co-owned by women by fifty-one percent (51%).
You can find complete information of the Call at the following link: https://me.rks-gov.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/1NMVM-PUBLIC-CALL-Photovoltaic-PV-System-for-Generation-of-Electricity-for-Self-Consumption-09.02.2024.pdf
The application deadline for the first phase is until 31 May 2024, or until spending the budget allocated for this Call. Applications received in the first phase will be reviewed on the “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED” basis. While for the second phase, the deadline is until 30 September 2024.
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