The Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency (SIEA) will mediate European support for improving energy efficiency, using renewable energy sources (RES) and developing smart energy systems within the so-called Slovakia Programme. SIEA communications manager and spokeswoman Zuzana Valentova reported on Monday, adding that more than €900 million has been allocated for this purpose until 2029. "Our priority is to provide aid for the restoration of public buildings in the summer and aid for businesses in the autumn. At the same time, we're doing everything we can to ensure that our successful 'Green for Households' project continues in all regions. Similarly, we plan to provide vouchers for the installation of equipment to allow micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to use renewable resources," said SIEA Director General Stanislav Jurikovic. According to him, SIEA is the only implementing agency in the Slovakia Programme alongside the ministries.
The Investments, Regional Development and Informatisation Ministry authorised SIEA to provide support for part of goal 2 'An Ecological Slovakia for Future Generations' with a contract that entered into force on May 18, 2023. In the new programming period, the use of EU funds will focus more on the priority of energy saving, the indoor environment of buildings and adaptation to climate change. Conditions will be set to ensure that the projects supported "do not cause significant damage" and have the least possible impact on the environment. However, further changes are expected.