The Ministry of Energy clarified the completion of applications for sponsorships to replace energy-intensive electrical appliances, because as it points out in the nearly 3,000 applications received, it was observed that pre-approval applications are often submitted incorrectly, which inevitably leads to rejection.
Specifically, the Ministry of Energy reminds that regardless of who fills in the required details of the application, it must be submitted in the name of the vulnerable electricity consumer, ie the person in whose name one of the following benefits is paid.
It is also mentioned, because the submission of requests by non-beneficiaries is often observed, reminds that there is no complete identification of the beneficiaries of the special pricing 08 of the EAC with the beneficiaries of the Sponsorship Plan, who are:
(a) The beneficiaries of the Minimum Guaranteed Income.
(b) Recipients of public assistance from the Social Welfare Services.
(c) Recipients of Severe Physical Disability Allowance,
(d) Recipients of the allowance to low-income retirees, provided that they have reached the seventieth (70th) year of age and do not live with another person who has not completed the seventy (70th) year of age.
(e) Recipients of care allowance for paraplegics.
(f) Recipients of care allowance for quadriplegics.
(g) Recipients of the sponsorship to the blind.
(h) Large or five-member family receiving child benefit for three dependent children and above and with an annual gross family income of up to € 51,258. The income criterion of € 51,258 increases gradually by € 5,126 for each additional child over four.
The Ministry of Energy further states that applications are submitted only electronically through the application system of the RES and Export Fund (https://resecfund.org.cy).
Beneficiaries to participate in the project must create an account, with the details of the beneficiary vulnerable consumer of electricity, in the electronic system of the RES and FDI Fund (https://resecfund.org.cy) and an ID card is required. For the convenience of the applicants, the account creation guide is also posted.
Also, when submitting the pre-approval request, it is required to attach a recent electricity bill of the house in which the applicant resides. It is clarified that the account does not need to be in the name of the applicant.
If the applicant is a recipient of the Low Income Retirement Allowance who has reached the age of 70, he / she must additionally attach a certificate from the relevant local authority (Common Leader) that he / she does not live with another person who has not completed the age of 70. of his age.
For the convenience of applicants, there is a link on the Plan page to the “Pre-approval Application Guide” which explains the process step by step and using pictures.
Further help is provided in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of the website.
Evaluation and granting of Pre-Approval and response to the beneficiaries.
The Ministry of Energy further clarifies that during the purchase and installation of appliances, a standard certificate from the point of sale, a purchase invoice in the name of the vulnerable consumer and the energy label of the electrical appliance must be provided and an electronic sponsorship application attached mentioned above.
He further notes that the old devices that will be replaced will have to be delivered to the supplier for recycling purposes and a certificate will be provided.
Recalls that the beneficiaries can replace up to five appliances and, in particular, up to three air conditioners, a washing machine and a refrigerator and states that the plan is expected to significantly help reduce the electricity bill of the households that will benefit, as it is estimated that the replacement of appliances with modern, high energy class, contribute to energy savings that can exceed 50%.
The Plan was announced by the Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry and the RES and FDI Fund on 13 December and is part of the Government's series of compensatory measures to curb the increase in the price of electricity.
It is addressed to vulnerable households who wish to replace the electrical appliances provided in the plan with new, high energy efficiency giving sponsorships ranging from € 300 to € 600, depending on the device.
A total of € 5 million will be granted to approximately 5,000 beneficiaries. Eligible appliances are refrigerators / freezers, washing machines and air conditioners.