The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), presented on Tuesday energy efficiency instruments 2023a series of plans and programs that provide technical and economic support, so that homes, producers, companies, organizations and communities can be more efficient with the use of energy.
Heating and air conditioning equipment
One of the programs that will be launched from May of this year is the Renovate plan.
In this way, it is sought that all homes begin to renew their equipment towards energy efficiency.
In a first stage, Through this program, $3,000 can be obtained for the purchase of a class A inverter air conditioner or a class A water heater. The quota will be 3,000 household appliances, and the MIEM will allocate some $9 million for its implementation.
Equipment labeled with the letter A is the most efficient, and those labeled with the letters F or G are the least efficient. Energy performance affects consumption during the equipment’s useful life and therefore future household spending.
Buying an efficient appliance helps reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
More details about the requirements and operation of the plan will be announced soon.
Support for efficient MSMEs
Starting next March 27, all micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the country will be able to apply for the second call for the Support Program for Efficient MSMEs.
This is an opportunity for MSMEs to invest in energy efficiency measures to generate savings. In this way, they will be provided with technical and financial support.
In the first call, the program allowed to recover up to 90% of the investment made to optimize the use of energy. This varies depending on the size of the company and the type of measure implemented.
Some of the measures that could be implemented to apply are the use of LED lighting, solar thermal panels, air conditioning equipment with inverter technology, closed-hearth biomass stoves, thermal insulation on walls and ceilings, and heat pumps for space heating. water, among others.
The details of all the programs will be published on the MIEM website as the calls open.