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    Funding for the Implementation of Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Transport Projects

    Published on 27 February 2020
    Author: R. Scarinci and S. Fischer, National Contact Points for Transport and Energy

    The European Local Energy Assistance (ELENA) programme funds large projects above €30 million with 3-4 years implementation period. It covers up to 90% of the technical assistance and project development costs.

    The funding programme ELENA provides grants for large projects focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy or sustainable transport.

    The average ELENA contribution is €1.5 million per project. The grants can be used for feasibility and market studies, programme structuring, business plans, energy audits and financial structuring.

    The total annual grant budget is currently between €40 and €50 million. Projects are evaluated and grants are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

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