What kind of work is supported?
- Execution of construction works in the enclosing constructions of a residential house
- Purchase, refurbishment, conversion or construction of engineering systems (eg heating and ventilation equipment)
- Purchase and installation of a new water heating equipment
- Purchase and installation of thermal energy technological equipment to ensure the production of thermal energy from renewable energy sources
- Purchase and installation of new technological equipment for the production of microgeneration electricity (solar panels and wind generators) (with and without connection to the common electricity supply network) to ensure the production of electricity from renewable energy sources and the supply of electricity.
Improving energy efficiency
Installation of electricity generation equipment
Who can receive compensation?
The project applicant is a natural person – a permanent resident of the Republic of Latvia, whose property rights to a residential house or a part thereof have been confirmed in the Land Register and who submits a project application to receive support for one or more activities referred to in Paragraph 16 of these Regulations.
9. Under the tendering procedure, aid shall be granted subject to the following conditions:
9.1. a dwelling house in accordance with the building classification regulations corresponds to one of the following classes of dwelling houses:
9.1.1. one-apartment houses (building code 1110);
9.1.2. garden houses with a total area of up to 40 m2 (inclusive) (building code 11100101);
9.1.3. individual residential houses and summer houses with wooden external walls and garden houses with a total area of more than 40 m2 (building code 11100102);
9.1.4. individual dwelling houses and summer houses with masonry or masonry-wood exterior walls (building code 11100103);
9.1.5. two-apartment houses (building code 112101);
9.1.6. semi-detached, terraced and separate two-apartment houses (building code 11210101);
9.2. the residential house has been put into operation by the day of submission of the project application to the Environmental Investment Fund, and this is confirmed by an entry in the Land Register;
9.3. no economic activity is performed in the residential house;
9.4. at least 80% of the electricity produced in the residential house per year is used for the needs of the residents living in the residential house (self-consumption), if the project applicant in accordance with Article 16.2. the installation of the equipment referred to in subparagraph does not use the net settlement system in accordance with the provisions of the Electricity Market Law and receives compensation for the transferred electricity;
9.5. the installed capacity of the electricity generation equipment permitted in the connection of a residential house does not exceed 50% of the maximum consumption load permitted in the connection, if Paragraph 16.2. the equipment referred to in subparagraph is installed in a residential house with a connection to the electricity system;
9.6. the project applicant has attracted or used its own funding to perform the following within the residential house:
9.6.1. renewal, reconstruction or creation of engineering systems;
9.6.2. purchase and installation of water heating equipment;
9.6.3. the purchase and installation of new heat or electricity generation equipment using renewable energy resources;
9.6.4. design of connection to the district heating system and establishment of a heating unit.
10. Within the framework of the tender, the project applicant may submit no more than one project application for one residential house owned or jointly owned by a natural person.
11. The project applicant may apply for support within the framework of the tender if:
11.1. the owner of a residential house or the owner of an apartment of a two-apartment residential house and, if applicable, also other co-owners have the ownership rights to the relevant residential house or apartment in the Land Register;
11.2. the residential house complies with the requirements referred to in Paragraph 9 of these Regulations;
11.3. the project applicant has performed the purchase and installation of heat or electricity generation equipment after the entry into force of these Regulations;
11.4. the project applicant has received all the permits and documents specified in the regulatory enactments regulating the field of environmental protection or construction (including the binding regulations of the local government regarding the reduction of air pollution) necessary for the commencement of the heating or electricity generation system until the installation of the heat or electricity generation facility or connection to the district heating system construction or installation of a production facility or connection to a district heating system (if applicable).
12. The project applicant cannot apply for support within the tender if:
12.1. the project applicant or the owner of the residential house has tax debts, including debts of mandatory state social insurance contributions, which in total exceed 150 euros, on the day nearest to the deadline for submission of the project application;
12.2. the project applicant or the owner of the residential house in the course of evaluation of the project application has unlawfully attempted to obtain or has obtained restricted access information or has attempted to unlawfully influence or has influenced the evaluation of project applications, including officials or experts involved in the evaluation of environmental investment funds or project tenders;
12.3. the project applicant or the owner of the residential house has been declared insolvent by a court judgment;
12.4. international or national sanctions or sanctions of a member state of the European Union or a member state of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization affecting the interests of the financial and capital market have been imposed on the project applicant or the owner of the residential house;
12.5. the project applicant or the owner of the residential house has been found guilty or has been subjected to coercive measures against any of the following criminal offenses by a prosecutor’s order imposing a sentence or a court judgment which has entered into force and has become uncontested and unappealable:
12.5.1. bribery, bribery, misappropriation of bribes, bribery mediation, acceptance of unauthorized benefits, commercial bribery, unauthorized participation in property transactions, solicitation, acceptance and giving of illicit benefits or trading in influence;
12.5.2. fraud, embezzlement or money laundering;
12.5.3. tax evasion and avoidance;
12.5.4. proliferation financing, terrorism, terrorist financing, incitement to terrorism, terrorist threats or recruitment and training for terrorism;
12.6. the project applicant or the owner of the residential house is registered as a debtor in the Register of Applicants and Debtors of the Maintenance Guarantee Fund.
13. Information regarding this provision 12.5. The Environmental Investment Fund shall obtain the facts referred to in Sub-paragraph 1 from the State Information System “Penalty Register” managed by the Information Center of the Ministry of the Interior.