Extremadura will receive a total of 30,688,544 euros to finance new lines of direct aids aimed at promoting the energy transition in actions suchs as electric mobility, self-consumption installations in buildings and dwellings and energy rehabilitation, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan that the Spanish Government has recently launched.
It was agreed at the Energy Sector Conference, in which the Regional Minister for Ecological Transition and Sustainability, Olga García, participated.
Regarding electric mobility, the MOVES III Program includes a budget of 8,969,182 euros for Extremadura aimed at incentives for programs for the acquisition of electric vehicles and for the deployment of charging infrastructures.
For the deployment of renewable generation, Extremadura will initially have an amount of 14,881,862 euros that is distributed among six aid programs. This is part of an ambitious Plan that will become Extremadura the region with the most renewable energy production in Spain by 2030. Thus, the lines for renewable self-consumption and storage in the services sector are endowed with 1,852,110 euros and for the agro-industrial and agricultural sector with 4,662,601 euros.
The program to incorporate storage in existing self-consumption facilities in the industrial, agricultural and services sectors has 846,917 euros. For its part, the promotion of self-consumption and storage in the residential sector and Public facilities will receive 5,052,657 euros and additionally 117,504 euros to incorporate storage in existing self-consumption facilities. Finally, the renewable thermal energy program in the residential sector will have 2,350,073 euros.
The Energy Sector Conference has also set up a specific line for actions in municipalities with less than 5,000 inhabitants in order to face the demographic challenge of depopulation.
Thus, for the energy renovation of buildings, Extremadura will have 2,735,000 euros, in addition to another 4,102,500 euros managed by the central administration for public initiatives for sustainable local development.
In addition, it has been approved to extend the validity of the energy efficiency aid program in SMEs and large companies in the industrial sector from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2023, as well as to eliminate the current maximum limit of aid 30% of the investment.
Overall, Extremadura is strengthened in its strategy to promote the energy transition, since with these funds it has an important instrument to advance towards sustainability in areas as relevant as self-consumption, electric mobility or energy efficiency in the residential sector.
These funds will contribute to developing the region's capacities for a new, greener production model, while at the same time encouraging economic revitalization by boosting the business sector in the current context of recovery.