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Factsheet for measure CY-2022-6/2820 – measures in Cyprus

Grant scheme for photovoltaic charging systems for electric vehicles

Σχέδιο Χορηγιών για εγκατάσταση φωτοβολταϊκού συστήματος για φόρτιση ηλεκτρικού οχήματος

Country Cyprus , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 February 2022 – 31 December 2023
Context COVID-19, War in Ukraine, Green Transition
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Responses to inflation
– Support for energy bills
Author Loucas Antoniou (INEK) and Eurofound
Measure added 09 September 2022 (updated 12 September 2022)

Background information

The measure decided on 20 April 2022 by the Cabinet and the ‘Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Conservation Fund’ of the Republic issued the provisions of the scheme on 9 September 2022. It is found among the various support schemes for the green transition of the Cyprus Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021-2026 promoting energy efficiency and renewables. It follows the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and the energy crisis that emerged due to the war in Ukraine, at the same time.

Content of measure

Beneficiaries of the scheme are natural persons owning an electric or hybrid plug-in vehicle. The scheme provides the installation photovoltaic system for the charging of vehicle or the extension of an existing system, the purchase and installation of a charger, the expenses for the conversion of the electrical installation of the household from single-phase to three-phase and the purchase of a battery for the storing of the energy produced by the photovoltaic system.

The scheme is retroactive from 01 February 2022 (date of connection of the photovoltaic system) and will remain open until the 20 December 2023 or until the available budget is exhausted. The total amount allocated for the needs of the Grant during the whole period of implementation is €1.5 million.

For the obligatory expenses, which is the installation or extension of an existing photovoltaic system, the grant amount is €750 per kW, with a maximum grant amount per vehicle in a household of €1,500.

Other optional costs are funded as follows:

  • Purchase and installation of a charger, €600
  • Conversion of the electrical installation of the house from single-phase to three-phase, €450
  • Purchase/installation of a battery, €750 per kWh, with a maximum grant amount per application of €2,000.

Use of measure

The application process has just started and consequently no available data exist for the number of realised beneficiaries of the Grant.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Does not apply to businesses Other groups of citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement as case not in social partner domain No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A

Involvement

The Grant has been designed by the members of the ‘Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Conservation Fund’ of the Republic and no social partner has been invited to participate. The coordination agency of the Grant is the Development Directorate of the Ministry of Finance and the implementation agency is the RES and Energy Conservation Fund.

Views and reactions

No particular reactions of social partners have been recorded for the Grant. Social partners and political parties in general support measures that promote the green transition and energy efficiency.

Sources

  • 09 September 2022: Grant scheme for the installation of photovoltaic systems for charging of electric vehicles (resecfund.org.cy)

Citation

Eurofound (2022), Grant scheme for photovoltaic charging systems for electric vehicles, measure CY-2022-6/2820 (measures in Cyprus), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CY-2022-6_2820.html

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