The Ministry of Digitization and the National Fund for Environmental Protection activate the possibility of submitting an electronic application under the subsidy program for home micro-installations – My Electricity . Until now, applications could only be submitted in paper version.
Today at the Ministry of Digitization a press conference was held devoted to the new e-service ‘Apply online for funding under the’ My Current ‘program. – The new e-service is proof that we are not only constantly working on providing Poles with new and convenient ways of settling official matters, but we also respond efficiently to current needs – said Minister of Digitization (MC) Marek Zagórski during the conference on October 21.
Co-financing in the form of a subsidy, offered as part of the “My Electricity” program, covers up to 50 percent of eligible costs for assembly and purchase of photovoltaic micro installations, but not more than 5,000. PLN for one project. With the budget available and the assumed level of support, this may allow funding of PLN 200,000. installation. Until now, applications for funding could only be submitted in paper form. From Monday, a new e-service will be launched on GOV.PL.
Until now, people wishing to participate in the My Current program, which has been operating since September 1, had to submit a paper application to the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. Residents from outside the capital, where the NFEPWM headquarters are located, could submit applications, but only by post or courier. The document could be downloaded from the website and sent back filled in, but only on paper. Now this is to change.
The My Current program was presented on July 23 during a press conference at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki and Minister of the Environment Henryk Kowalczyk and Minister of Energy Krzysztof Tchórzewski, who at the time announced the assumptions of a new program dedicated to renewable energy micro-installations.
The number of renewable energy micro installations is growing
On Monday, the Ministry of Energy announced that in Poland after three quarters of this year. 106 thousand operated 117 micro-installations for renewable energy sources with a total capacity of 685 MW; it is 96 percent more than at the end of 2018. The ministry explained that at the end of last year there were 54 thousand in Poland 214 micro-installations (an increase of 235 percent compared to the end of 2016) with a total capacity of 343 MW (an increase of 235 percent compared to the end of 2016).
“Currently – after three quarters of 2019 – 106,117 micro-installations (increase by 96 percent compared to the end of 2018) with a total capacity of 685 MW (increase by 100 percent compared to the end of 2018) are in operation. This means that the scale of growth of micro-installations allows to predict that at the end of 2019 the installed capacity may amount to over 800 MW, “reports the ministry.
ME emphasized that the “My Current” program significantly contributed to the increase in the number of micro-installations in Poland, thanks to which funding for the purchase and installation of solar installations can be obtained. The program budget is PLN 1 billion. The co-financing covers up to 50 percent of the installation costs and amounts to up to 5,000. zł. Installations with a capacity of 2 to 10 kW are co-financed. Until October 17, Minister of Energy Krzysztof Tchórzewski accepted almost 3,000 applications for funding worth over PLN 14.3 million.
“Interest in the program is increasing day by day. A simple financial support procedure and accessibility for every household encourages you to take advantage of this solution. I am glad that it met social expectations, ”Tchórzewski pointed out in the communiqué.
There will be another recruitment
– For the first time we have used so much nationwide support for individuals. Thanks to the funding offered, more and more people will be able to produce and use renewable energy for their own needs – said Minister of the Environment Henryk Kowalczyk. – The first call for proposals runs from August 30, 2019. It will end on December 20, 2019. The next one is planned for the beginning of 2020 – he added.
In an interview with the BiznesAlert.pl portal, Piotr Woźny, president of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management said that launching the e-application is a symbolic clamp, clamping four years of the United Right government’s work on facilitating Poles’ access to electronic administration services. – Four years ago, only public administration officials and a few enthusiasts of e-administration had a trusted profile. Today, more than 4.4 million Poles use this solution, and the government administration is digitizing further public services. I am sure that the e-proposal of the My Current program will not only increase the popularity of e-services, but will also significantly facilitate the installation of home solar power plants on the roofs of Polish homes – he said.
The subsidy offered may cover up to 50 percent of eligible costs for assembly and purchase of micro-installations, but not more than PLN 5,000 for one project. With the budget available and the assumed level of support, this may allow financing of up to 200,000 installations that will generate up to 1 TWh of green energy.
Until today, the grant application could be submitted in two ways – both “traditional”. The first is a visit to the seat of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management and personal submission of the paper version of the application there. Second – sending documents by post or courier to the fund’s address. From today you do not have to go to the post office or go to the headquarters of NFOŚiGW. This can be done over the internet. – To submit a grant application online we only need a trusted profile or e-proof – said Minister of Digitization Marek Zagórski. – It only takes a few minutes to settle this matter – added the head of the Ministry of Digitization.
How to apply?
Where to start? From the preparation of electronic versions of the necessary documents that must be attached to the application. Here are the documents:
- A copy of the invoice for the delivery and assembly of the solar installation, a copy of the invoice should bear the annotation ‘Reported to the Priority Program’ My Current ‘,
- Proof of payment of invoice / declaration of payment,
- Distribution Network Operator’s certificate confirming the installation of the meter together with the number of the Power Consumption Point in which it was installed,
- Declaration on the self-assembly of the installation (only if the installation is self-assembled, assuming the necessary qualifications).
Electronic versions of documents prepared. What’s next? The first step is to visit the GOV.PL website. Being there, log in to the My GOV panel and select the e-service ” Use the My Current ” program .
Here are more tips:
- Click ‘ Submit Grant Application’.
- Log in (with trusted profile or if you have one – with e-proof).
- Fill out the application, complete the contact details. Make sure you have entered the correct email in your application. You will receive confirmation of your decision at this address.
- Attach required attachments.
- Check and sign the application electronically (with a trusted profile or if you have one – with an e-proof).
- Send documents: application with attachments.
- Confirmation of submitting the application will be sent to your ePUAP inbox on the My GOV panel and to the e-mail address provided in the application.