The Province of Friesland has recently decided to extend current sustainability subsidies to further stimulate energy-saving efforts in the region.
The subsidies in question are the supplement to insulation measures and one from the National Heat Fund (National Waarmtefonds). Changes to the schemes include a budget increase for the insulation program through a so-called Frisian Plus Scheme, as well as an expansion of the National Heat Fund target groups.
The province thus aims at encouraging more private citizens to take action and have a more sustainable behavior.
The national insulation program was first presented in November 2021, after 514 million euro were reserved for it on Budget Day. The scheme offers opportunities for homeowners to better insulate their property. The Investment Grant for sustainable energy and energy saving (ISDE) and the Subsidy for energy-saving own home (SEEH) will be continued and the subsidy percentage has now been increased to 30% for measures introduced after 1 January 2022.
The province’s plan is to start with granting starting point is to grant Frisian homeowners and associations an extra 10% subsidy on insulation. Now that the subsidy from the central government is being increased, the province will move along to keep in line with that principle.
In concrete terms, this means that the addition of the Frisian Plus will be reduced from 1/2 to 1/3 compared to the subsidy amount as determined by the RVO. This amendment applies to energy-saving measures introduced after January 1, 2022. Now that the subsidy ceiling of our plus scheme ISDE is about to be reached, it has also been decided to increase the ceiling of the plus scheme ISDE. This is done by making an extra €250,000 available and by taking part in the subsidy ceiling of the SEEH plus scheme. The SEEH plus scheme is still open to Owners’ Associations, but in practice, there is less demand for this.
The subsidies come at a time when energy poverty is increasing and prices are soaring because of current global events.
More information is available on the Friesland Province website.