Receipt of applications for the 1st stage of the AgroEnergia 2021 programme will begin on 1 October 2021.Farmers who will receive the subsidy will be able to use it to install a photovoltaic or wind system, including energy storage, as well as a heat pump. What conditions have to be met?
Starting from 1 October 2021, the provincial funds for environmental protection and water management will begin collecting applications for subsidies for purchase and installation of photovoltaic and wind-based microsystems and heat pumps by farmers.
The AgroEnergia 2021 programme also provides for subsidising electric energy storage as complementary systems whose purpose will be to increase self-consumption of power by farmers in the place of its generation.
Receipt of applications for the 1st stage of the AgroEnergia 2021 programme will continue as long as the funds last.
Who can apply for the AgroEnegia 2021 subsidy?
Eligible applicants include: natural persons, owners and leaseholders of agricultural property whose total surface area of arable land is between 1 ha and 200 ha.
Another condition to receive the subsidy is that the farm must have run for at least 1 year.
Terms and conditions of applying for subsidies under the 1st part of the AgroEnergia 2021 programme.
The following investments in new power sources, including RES and heat, are eligible for subsidising:
- photovoltaic systems whose power is greater than 10 kW but no greater than 50 kW,
- wind-based systems whose power is greater than 10 kW but no greater than 50 kW,
- heat pumps with power greater than 10 kW but no greater than 50 kW, provided that the application is submitted based on an earlier energy audit which recommends that the undertaking subject to the application be implemented,
- hybrid systems, i.e. photovoltaics with heat pump or a wind-based plant with heat pump coupled into a single system (the total power of the complete system may exceed 50 kW, but the power of the individual units must not exceed 50 kW). Implementation of such a project must be the result of an energy audit whose findings recommend installing a heat pump.
In the case of implementing photovoltaic and wind-based systems, as well as hybrid systems it is also possible to receive subsidy for the purchase and installation of accompanying energy storage facilities.
Please remember that the following are not eligible for subsidy under the AgroEnergia 2021 programme:
- projects consisting in increasing the power of existing systems,
- projects whose implementation commenced prior to the date of filing the subsidy application.
End-users, i.e. farmers, may submit their applications with their local funds for environmental protection and water management once those institutions execute the relevant agreements with the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management starting from 1 October 2021.
What subsidy amounts can be obtained from the AgroEnergia 2021 programme?
As part of the receipt of applications announced during for 1st stage, starting from 1 October 2021 farmers may apply to the provincial funds for environmental protection and water management not only for subsidies, but also low-interest loans to support project implementation.
The period of cost eligibility is from 1 June 2021 to 30 June 2027, with the reservation that costs incurred prior to the date of submitting the subsidy application by the end-beneficiary do not constitute eligible costs.
|System power [kW]||Percentage share in eligible costs||No more than [PLN]|
|10 < kW ≤ 30||up to 20%||15 000|
|30 < kW ≤ 50||up to 13%||25 000|
Additionally, hybrid systems are eligible for an extra 10 000 PLN in the form of a low-interest loan.
In the case of accompanying energy storage facilities the subsidy may amount up to 20% of eligible costs, but the eligible cost may not constitute more than 50% of the costs of the energy production source.
For an energy storage facility to be eligible for subsidy it must be integrated with the energy source that is going to be installed at the same time under the same project.
Subsidies will be paid out in the form of reimbursements of the costs incurred after the investment is completed.
Primary terms and conditions of subsidising under the AgroEnergia 2021 programme:
- The undertaking must not have been commenced prior to the date of filing the subsidy application.Commencement of an undertaking is understood as ordering or purchasing hardware, as well as concluding the agreement for the installation thereof or commissioning such installation in another way.
- Subsidies will be paid out in the form of reimbursements after the investment is completed.
- Completion of an undertaking is understood as connecting the microsystem to the power grid and executing a comprehensive contract with a power company, and in the case of heat pump, energy storage or off-grid system undertakings completion is understood as obtaining the acceptance report.
- The hardware installed must be new, manufactured within 24 months preceding installation.
- Beneficiaries are obliged to operate the system (in the location stated in the application) for at least 3 years from the date of completing the undertaking.
- Subsidies will not be granted for systems financed from or implemented with the aid of other public funds, excluding returnable funds from the provincial funds for environmental protection and water management.
- When submitting the costs of purchase and installation of a system subsidised from the “Agroenergia” priority programme for settlement under the thermal modernisation tax relief, the tax deductible sum will be reduced by the sum of the subsidy received.
- Applicants may submit more than one subsidy application, provided that they have more than one Energy Intake Point when applying for subsidy for multiple photovoltaic or wind-based systems.