The amended NRRP plan includes 6.4 billion euros, of which 400 million euros in a new REPower chapter. An important element is that additional money is envisaged for the renovation of houses and renewable sources of energy, which should also be earmarked for families at risk of energy poverty. This measure was included in the "top-up" of Investment 1, Component 2, in the amount of EUR 10 million, which will serve to ensure 100% financing of comprehensive renovation for households suffering from or at risk of energy poverty, while 1,600 of the total target of 25,164 households will be supported in this way. The support set up until now was not for people who do not have their own funds for co-financing and therefore they could not afford the renovation. Focus on energy poverty in financial schemes was for more then one year advocated by non governmental organisations, including Climate coalition. To approach energy related schemes with social thinking was not usual practice.
EUR 10 million from REPower EU
Allocated amount will not cover all households, in the future should be increased. Social dimension should be considered also in other different schemes and this topic should be overviewed in a more coordinated way. There are more opportunities to finance good projects where energy poverty or general poverty does not allow people to apply for calls. Special approach is needed especially with people in income poverty. In general there is needed shift from fragmented coordination of schemes and more intersectional approach.