Regional Government
Citizen Space
Business Space
About Azores
  news Legislation Schedule Communities Contacts Portal Map Links Help
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA
See in: entities  categories

Agriculture and Forestry
Business Relations with the Regional Government
Civil Protection
Closing a company
Economical Inspection
Financing and Incentives
Housing and Infrastructures
Human Resource Management
Inovation, Reserach and Development and Technology
Law, Regulations
Science and Technology
Social Security
Starting a company
Statistics and Indicators


Get News of the Government by RSS - click here
Know more about RSS ...


Ponta Delgada ,  August 16, 2017

Regional Directorate for Energy supported 223 clean energy production devices in the first half of 2017

The Regional Directorate for Energy, through the PROENERGIA programme, supported 223 clean energy production devices in the first half of this year, 69 more than in the same period of 2016. The investment amounted to more than 140 thousand Euros, which represents an increase of support of 36% for this period.
The island of São Miguel is the most representative, registering 55% of the amount granted. It is followed by Terceira with 26% and Faial with 8%.
The devices that registered the highest number of applications in this programme were heat pumps (52%), heat recovery units (35%), solar collectors (10%) and solar thermal systems (3%). Heat recovery units are the devices that most contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
With regard to energy saving, heat pumps and solar collectors represent a saving of 284,913 kWh/year, while heat recovery units register a saving of 3,152 kWh per use. 
In the first half of 2017, the Government also supported the acquisition of seven photovoltaic devices in order to promote the exploration of endogenous and renewable energy resources for energy microgeneration, representing a total installed capacity of 14 kW. 
In view of the increase of applications registered and the number of beneficiaries who continue to apply for the programme, the Regional Directorate for Energy considers that the beneficiaries of PROENERGIA programme are more informed and aware of the importance of producing clean energy and preserving the environment, with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Under PROENERGIA, the projects eligible for support should involve investments in the exploration of renewable energy resources for microgeneration of electric or heat energy using endogenous resources. Moreover, it comprises projects involving investments in the use of solar thermal resources and heat pumps for water heating.
The programme is open to small and medium-sized companies, including sole proprietors, cooperatives, private social solidarity institutions, non-profit associations, individuals and condominiums. Beneficiaries may apply to the incentive scheme through the Regional Directorate for Energy Portal (, where further information is available.


Official government press-releases presented in all foreign languages interfaces of the Azorean Government Portal (Portal do Governo dos Açores) are a sub-set of the government's official press-releases daily output and are chosen for translation and publication on the foreign language interfaces based on audience segmentation criteria. The entire collection of the Azorean government press-releases is available in portuguese, here, from the GACS Press Office site.

   Print   Send Send News   GaCS GaCS Site   Regional Press Regional Press   rss  

Last News

Advanced Search >>


This e-mail address is at your disposal for you to place your questions to the Regional Government of the Azores.
Ask the Government!


Health Ombudsman
Listen to this Page LISTEN
Go to top of page TOP
help HELP
Versão PortuguesaMUDAR LÍNGUA

Símbol of Acessibilidade on Web
main | President | Regional Government | Citizen Space | Business Space | About Azores | My Site