Funding leveraged by ESIF in the Czech Republic

Operational Programme Environment 2014-2020

The 2014-2020 Operational Programme Environment (OPE) has been built on its predecessor, 2007-2013 OPE. 2.506 billion EUR are ready from the Cohesion Fund and the European Regional Development Fund and have been earmarked for applicants.

The Operational Programme aims to protect and ensure the quality of the living environment of the Czech population, promoting the efficient use of resources, eliminating the negative impacts of human activities on the environment and climate change mitigation.

The Priority Axis 5 focuses on energy savings like building refurbishments, change of the heat source, renewable energy sources, better indoor climate and finally buildings with low energy consumption (lower than 15 kWh/m2.a).

The Priority Axis 5 allocated 495 636 080 EUR for the financing the energy savings.

The Managing Authority is the Ministry of Environment, the intermediary body the State Environmental Fund of the CR.

Integrated Regional Operational Programme

The Integrated Regional Operational Programme (IROP) 2014-20 was established by the Ministry of Regional Development in line with the Czech Republic’s Regional Development Strategy for 2014-20.

IROP aims to achieve balanced territorial development, improve infrastructure, improve public services and public administration, and ensure sustainable development in municipalities, cities and regions. The aim of IROP is to strengthen the regional competitiveness and quality of life of all Czech citizens. The IROP financial allocation is 5.4 billion EUR. The support is directed to all regions of the Czech Republic except the capital city of Prague.

The IROP includes a component on energy efficiency and smart energy management for public and residential multifamily buildings. The aim is to reduce energy consumption by improving thermal performance of buildings, replacement heating and hot water equipment, and trigger the transition to low-carbon energy sources. The total budget allocated is EUR 625.2 million [CZK 16.9 billion] (for all components including energy efficiency). The government expects to reach 7.5 PJ in total final energy consumption savings

Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness 2014-2020

Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness (OPEIC) 2014 – 2020 was established by the Ministry of industry and trade. The financial support is set on 4.8 billion EUR. The priority axis 3 focuses on the energy effectivity and 1.3 billion were allocated in 2013.

OPEIC priority axis 3 aims at renewable energy sources, smart grids, energy savings, low carbon technologies, energy effectivity and local district heating.