1. Which individuals can apply for CATEGORY 3B of the Scheme?
Beneficiaries of CATEGORY 3B are natural persons who, either themselves or another person with whom they live permanently in the same house and with whom they have a first degree kinship, is a vulnerable electricity consumer. For the purposes of this Scheme, the first degree of kinship includes: parents, children, spouse, sibling, father-in-law, son-in-law/daughter-in-law. The applicant is the person in whose name the electricity bill is issued.
Applicants do not have to be homeowners. Each beneficiary can submit only one application.
2. When should I submit a "PRE-APPROVAL APPLICATION"?
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit the "PRE-APPROVAL APPLICATION" BEFORE the implementation of the investment, in order to be officially informed whether they fall under the beneficiaries of the Scheme. The Pre-approval is provided to the applicants who at the time of submitting the "PRE-APPROVAL APPLICATION" meet the conditions set out in the Scheme.
In any case, investments made after 01/08/2021 are eligible.
3. I don't have a bank account in my name. Can the sponsorship of my application be paid to a relative of mine?
No. The sponsorship is deposited in a bank account in which the applicant must be a beneficiary or co-beneficiary.
It is recalled that for CATEGORY 3B, applicants can request to pay the sponsorship directly to the installer of the Photovoltaic System to repay the purchase invoices.
4. Can I get a grant for a house I rent?
Yes, as long as the house is rented from a natural person to a natural person. If the house is rented by a legal entity (e.g. company) it is not eligible for sponsorship. According to the provisions of the Scheme, "the residences should not be rented by a legal entity and should not be used in the context of economic activity for a period of at least five (5) years from the date of submission of the application".
5. Can I get a grant to invest in my store/ancillary building?
No. The property on which the investment will be made should be legally used as a residence and the electricity bill of the house should be related to house tariffs. Facilities on premises that are not legally used as residences (e.g. ancillary premises/shops/businesses) are not subsidized.
6. I consider myself to be a vulnerable consumer, but you informed me that I am not a CATEGORY 3B beneficiary?
It is emphasized that vulnerable electricity consumers are determined by a Decree and that it concerns existing recipients of specific allowances. The list of recipients of the specific allowances is provided final on a monthly basis to the RES and Energy Conservation Fund by the competent services that provide the relevant allowances. The RES and Energy Conservation Fund does not examine, nor has the ability to examine, whether any applicant could be a beneficiary of any of the allowances provided by the Decree. If the applicant is not on the list of vulnerable consumers, but considers that he/she falls into a specific category of vulnerable consumers, he/she should contact the competent service providing the relevant allowance for more information or request. It is emphasized that in order to be included in the list of vulnerable consumers provided by the competent authorities, you must have received one of the allowances included in the Decree in the previous month and meet any additional requirements (e.g. income criterion for families with three or more children).
7. I have invested in a new house. Can I apply?
No. Eligible are residences for which the application for a building permit and/or urban planning permit was submitted before 01.01.2017.
8. During the submission of my application, I forgot to attach some supporting documents or attached the wrong supporting documents. What can I do?
After the final submission of the application, any modification and/or presentation of additional documents is not accepted. In case these documents are necessary for the purposes of examining the application, you will be contacted during the evaluation of the application.
9. Can I apply for CATEGORY 3B and any other CATEGORY of the Scheme?
Applicants of CATEGORY 3B can additionally apply for CATEGORY 1 of the Grant Scheme (Roof thermal insulation). You can not apply for any of the other CATEGORIES of the Scheme (CATEGORIES 2 and 3A).