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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-35/1318 – measures in Spain

Funds for innovative renewable projects in Andalusia and Extremadura

Ayudas para proyectos de renovables en Andalucía y Extremadura

Country Spain , applies regionally

    • – ES6 SUR
Time period Open ended, started on 25 August 2020
Context COVID-19, Green Transition
Type Legislations or other statutory regulations
Category Promoting the economic, labour market and social recovery
– Support for spending, stimulus packages
Author Oscar Molina (UAB) and Eurofound
Measure added 24 October 2020 (updated 03 November 2020)

Background information

The Council of Ministers has agreed to authorise the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) a call for aid for investment in thermal energy production facilities with renewable energy sources in Andalusia and two calls for investment aid in Electric power generation facilities with renewable energy sources in the autonomous communities of Andalusia and Extremadura.

Content of measure

In total, €136.3 million will be allocated to boost renewable energies in both regions - €124.3 million in Andalusia and €12 million in Extremadura. In these calls, the aid will range on average between 20 and 30% of the cost of the projects, and will be assigned, by competitive competition, depending on the level of maturity, technological innovation and management, assessing its link with the Just Transition and the Demographic Challenge or job creation.

These are the first calls for a renewable energy promotion package initially endowed with €316 million, of which the calls for the rest of the Autonomous Communities are being finalised, in collaboration with the respective autonomous governments.

Use of measure

No data available.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Local / regional government
EU (Council, EC, EP)
Employer
European Funds
Local funds
National funds

Social partners

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

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role Unknown Consulted
Form Not applicable Direct consultation outside a formal body

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

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: Unknown

Involvement

No involvement reported

Views and reactions

No views reported

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      D - Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

This case is not occupation-specific.

Sources

  • 25 August 2020: LÍNEAS DE AYUDA PARA PROYECTOS RENOVABLES INNOVADORES EN ANDALUCÍA Y EXTREMADURA (www.lamoncloa.gob.es)

Citation

Eurofound (2020), Funds for innovative renewable projects in Andalusia and Extremadura, measure ES-2020-35/1318 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-35_1318.html

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