Restricted Call for additional funding of projects within the Calls for Proposals “Energy production from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity“

Restricted Call for additional funding of projects within the Calls for Proposals “Energy production from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity“

Source of funding: European Economic Area Financial Mechanism 2014-2021

Programme: Energy and Climate Change

Status: Open from 7th to 21st July 2023 at 12:00h CET

Type of call: Restricted Call for Project Proposals/temporary

Competent authority: Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds

Call allocation: 693.100,20 EUR

Grant amount per project:  50.000,00 – 693.100,20 EUR

Project grant rate: the same rates specified in the budget lines that need to be additionally financed will be applied to the allocated additional grants

Project duration: in accordance with the previously signed Project Contract

The eligible applicants: Project Promoters with whom the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds signed a Project Contract within the Calls for Proposals “Energy production from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity“.

Summary

Since there was a market prices increase compared to the prices at the time of application of projects to the Calls for Proposals “Production of energy from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity”, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds announces this Restricted Call. The aim of the Restricted Call is the grant award to already contracted projects within the Calls for Proposals “Energy production from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity“ in order to achieve the expected results and indicators of the Programme.

The Restricted Call is announced in accordance with Article 7.4.8. of the Regulation on the implementation of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 and the flexible measures of the Financial Mechanism Office, and for the purpose of addressing the current situation of exceptional increase in market prices that cause specific challenges especially for certain projects with significant infrastructure components and in order to achieve the planned results of the projects and thereby to achieve the expected results and indicators of the Programme.

THE FUNDING DECISION OF ADDITIONAL GRANT REQUESTS

The Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds, in the role of the Programme Operator,  upon the completion of Additional Grant Requests selection within the Restricted Call for additional funding of projects within the Calls for Proposals “Energy production from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity“, a total value of 693.100,20 EUR, on 6th October 2023 adopted the Funding Decision of Additional Grant Requests. Following the Funding Decision of Additional Grant Requests, the Contract Addendum will be concluded with the selected Project Promoters.

The Funding Decision of Additional Grant Requests may be found at the following link.

Based on the provisions of the Restricted Call for additional funding of projects within the Calls for Proposals “Energy production from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity“, and the generated savings, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds in the role of the “Energy and Climate Changes” Programme Operator has adopted the Decision on Amendments to the Funding Decision of Additional Grant Requests on 26th March 2024.

The Decision on Amendments to the Funding Decision of Additional Grant Requests can be downloaded from the following link.

Based on the provisions of the Restricted Call for additional funding of projects within the Calls for Proposals “Energy production from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity“, and the generated savings, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds in the role of the “Energy and Climate Changes” Programme Operator has adopted the 2nd Decision on Amendments to the Funding Decision of Additional Grant Requests on 26th April 2024.

The 2nd Decision on Amendments to the Funding Decision of Additional Grant Requests can be downloaded from the following link.

Based on the provisions of the Restricted Call for additional funding of projects within the Calls for Proposals “Energy production from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity“, and the generated savings, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds in the role of the “Energy and Climate Changes” Programme Operator has adopted the 3rd Decision on Amendments to the Funding Decision of Additional Grant Requests on 29th April 2024.

The 3rd Decision on Amendments to the Funding Decision of Additional Grant Requests can be downloaded from the following link.

RESTRICTED CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF THE ADDITIONAL GRANT REQUEST CLOSED

The Restricted Call for additional funding of projects within the Calls for Proposals “Energy production from the sea” and “Increased geothermal energy production capacity“ is closed for applications on 21st July 2023 at 12:00 CET, in accordance with the provisions of the published Call.

Submission of the Additional Grant Request

Additional Grant Request is submitted via e-mail: energija@mrrfeu.hr no later than 21st July 2023 at 12:00 CET.

Documents and forms

Restricted Call for additional funding of projects (.pdf)

Annex 1 - Application form - Additional Grant Request (.xlsx)

Forms:

  1. Declaration by the authorized person/founder under material and criminal liability that it is not possible to provide own funds to finance part of the difference between the amount determined by the Project budget and the amount of tenders received, or the assessment of the certified planner regarding the price increase for which an additional grant is submitted (Form 1)
  2. Declaration by the authorized person/founder under criminal and material liability that he can secure the remaining part of the necessary funds for the implementation of the project and the realization of the foreseen indicators and results in an appropriate deadline (Form 4)

Relevant documents:

  1. General Eligibility Criteria Assessment Form (Form 2)
  2. Specific and Additional Specific Criteria Assessment (Form 3)
  3. Draft of the Addendum of the Project Contract


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