Municipal heat planning: Better funding until the end of 2023

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Modified municipal guideline from the federal government in effect – funding rate drops in 2024

Since November 1, 2022, municipalities in Germany have benefited from improved financial support for municipal heating planning. The municipal guideline of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) now provides up to 100 percent funding for this path to a municipal heat turnaround. But not for long.

Up to 100 percent funding now possible

Municipal heat planning is intended to create the basis for a greenhouse gas-neutral municipal heat supply in municipalities and to initiate the process for this. The preparation of municipal heating plans by expert external service providers is therefore now financially subsidized with particularly attractive funding rates: municipalities can receive 90 percent funding until December 31, 2023. Financially weak municipalities and applicants from lignite mining regions even benefit from 100 percent funding.

Municipalities should approach municipal heat planning quickly

However, municipalities should be quick with their plan to tackle municipal heating planning. This is because if an application is submitted after January 1, 2024, the subsidy will drop to 60 percent of the total eligible expenditure; for financially weak municipalities and applicants from lignite regions, it will then be 80 percent. The condition is that no focus or climate protection sub-concept is yet available for the field of action of heat and cold utilization.

Federal funding for municipal heating planning has also been possible up to now. Municipalities were able to receive subsidies for a partial climate protection concept with integrated heat planning as part of the municipal guidelines. However, the funding was significantly too low; there were only grants in the low to mid five-digit euro range. This has now improved significantly by the end of next year.

Greenventory provides assistance in submitting a funding application

Do you also want to benefit from the funding along with your municipality, but you are unsure how to approach the energy transition? No problem! Greenventory supports local authorities in municipal heating planning. We help you with the identification of suitable funding programs, the application itself as well as the planning of your energy projects. In our references we show you which municipal energy projects we have already successfully implemented.


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Dr.-Ing. Kai Mainzer

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