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Subsidy 50% via NSRF for energy upgrading of industry

By Admin on February 11, 2019

In March, with an average subsidy of 50, 2%, the first two specialized actions of the NSRF for energy saving and utilization of renewable energy sources (RES) in industry and in enterprises in total. In particular, the improvement of energy efficiency, the promotion of res heating and cooling systems and the cogeneration of electric heat for self-consumption will be subsidised. Among the eligible actions include the energy upgrade of building infrastructure, systems of production and distribution of thermal energy, both for the use of refrigeration-heating spaces and for the production process, the equipment of best performance , but also the services of energy consultants-audits-inspections and implementation and certification of energy efficiency and management systems. These new actions were presented recently, on the occasion of the Investment Forum "Energy saving, industry and competitiveness", the head of the staff structure ESPA of the Ministry of Environment and Energy in the energy sector, Gianna Nikou And George Markou, advisor to the SG of energy and mineral raw materials, M. Verroiopoulos. Mrs. Nikos argued that because energy savings investments that should be made by the Greek industry are valued at tens of billions of euros, the environment ministry, like banks, prepare combined financial Tools with the use of other sources and even unallocated greenhouse gas emission allowances. Already, as noted by Mavika Iliou, director Green Banking and development programs of Piraeus Bank, "run" in the market combined programs such as Private Finance for Energy Efficiency-PF4EE (guarantee and liquidity of the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the EU LIFE programme) and other options. Specific reference was made to the current issue of energy audits that are currently being implemented in approximately 900 large Greek companies and industries. Margarita Petroliagh, head of the Department of Energy Inspection of southern Greece, RIS, presented the conclusions of the first approximately 200 audits carried out, stressing that they constitute a first-class opportunity for the obliged Enterprises to manage the energy consumed more effectively. Costas Skrekas, head of the Department of Environment, Energy and climate change of ND-former development minister, who spoke, among other things, about the recent PWC study, according to which the Greek industry buys much more expensive electricity Energy compared to other European countries, it proposed to reduce the tax burden, as well as to reduce the cost of borrowing. For his part, Yannis Maniatis, a member of the Democratic Party-former minister for the Environment and energy, insisted in particular on speeding up the absorption of the FTA's energy-saving resources allocated to them, so as not to lose Valuable resources. Important business entities supported by the Conference (organised by the Investment Forum A-εnergy with the scientific co-operation of the Centre for Renewable energy sources and saving-kape), asked the state to encourage Investment in energy saving. Christina Sakellaridi, president of the Panhellenic Exporters Association (MAI), pointed out that-according to a relevant research of the association-energy costs are the biggest issue facing Greek export manufacturing companies, after Lack of liquidity. Taking into account elements of the general Energy secretariat, according to which energy efficiency in industry has a margin of improvement from 10 to 50%, the MAI is open to exploiting relevant incentives, which it considers not only useful but also necessary to ensure that Greek products remain competitive at European and international level. Also, Mrs Sakellaridis underlined that energy, representing 28% of foreign trade, contributed to the launching of exports in 2018, at a height of more than 30 billion euros. Euro. He added that foreign trade in energy products exceeds EUR 21 billion. Euro per annum, although the energy industry and fuels are significantly heavier in the trade balance by around 3.2 billion euros. Euro. Representing the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Piraeus, but also the Greek company Logistic, in which he is president, Nikolaos Rodopoulos proposed the creation of viable plans to reduce the carbon footprint in the city sector Logistics and the specialization of incentives for the "green" supply chain, recalling that 16% of the CO2 emissions are derived from transport. In their emphasis on the environmental footprint at all stages of production and promotion of their products, the food and beverage industries, was mentioned B. Papadimitriou, general manager of the Federation of Greek Food and beverage industries, while D. Grigoropoulos, president of the Hellenic Association of Refrigeration Industries, presented an investigation, according to which the cost of energy represents more than 60% in the operating expenses of the member industries. The Vice-President of PPC Group, Giorgos Andriotis, in response to a relevant question, argued that PPC was, is and remains over time from the biggest supports for the Greek industry, which is evidenced by the minimum share of Other energy providers in the high voltage, i.e. in power-intensive industries. At the same time, he expressed optimism in relation to the intensive shift towards Res, which is successfully implemented by PPC, but also for the prospect of the company as a whole. For the "bad" news concerning the industrial sector, Stelios Loumakis, president of the Association of Energy producers with photovoltaic-Spev, said, noting that the distance of his energy performance from the European average is multiples. Thus, while in Greece the industrial sector consumes 132 tonnes of oil equivalent for every million GDP it produces, in the EU the average is only 92 tonnes. That is, the Greek industry consumes 43% more energy to produce the same amount of GDP than the EU. In the role of natural gas in the transformed energy market, but also in the contribution of cogeneration of electricity and heat was reported, representing the gas distribution company of Attica, its commercial director, A. So, so. The potential for saving resources and energy, in the context of the circular economy, stressed Mr. Aravosis, professor of Ntua and chairman of the Institute for the production of products and services of the Hellenic Company of Business Administration, while courageous political decisions for a more aggressive development policy of photovoltaic and other res S. Kapelllos, chairman of the Association of Photovoltaic-chef companies. The obvious need of the Greek industry to make the necessary updates to increase its energy efficiency was highlighted as an opportunity by the total of about 40 prominent speakers from the public and private sectors with creative Investment and technological proposals. Specifically, F. Karamanis, a kappa executive, presented the current legislative framework for energy efficiency contracts, proposing improvements in the involvement of the private sector. Representatives of energy services companies (ESCOs), among whom Messrs A. Papadopoulos, David Parsons, N. Karagkoue and D. Kollias, they explained how the "Pay as you Save" solutions work in practice, i.e. the repayment of the relevant investments through the savings achieved. Source: B2Green