The Government will give aid to the municipalities affected by the closure of thermal power plants

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The Government will give aid to the municipalities affected by the closure of thermal power plants





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The Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge will open a first line of aid, endowed with 7 million euros, to promote the economic development of the municipalities affected by processes of closure of coal thermoelectric plants.

The call will appear published in the Official State Gazette “in the coming weeks”, as reported by the Government Delegation in Asturias this Friday, and will be managed by the City of Energy Foundation (CIUDEN), whose board has already approved the call .

This is a pilot call from which local entities that are affected by plant closure processes may be beneficiaries. Other entities may also apply to the call, but provided they do so jointly with one of the above municipalities.

Specifically, counties or other entities that group together several municipalities; municipal associations; provincial deputations and uniprovincial autonomous communities; island councils; consortiums with their own legal personality created by a local, regional or state Administration, or entities belonging to the institutional public sector of the aforementioned administrations, with each other or with the participation of private entities.

Likewise, groups of natural or legal persons, public or private, communities of property or any other type of economic unit or separate heritage that, even without legal personality, can carry out the projects that are in the object and scope envisaged application of the call.

Local authorities may grant subsidies to third parties for the development of dynamic activity proposals that have previously obtained the concession resolution.

The total amount of the aid will be 7 million euros, it will be governed by the competitive bidding procedure and projects whose bankable amount is between 25,000 and 1,000,000 euros may be submitted. The maximum subsidy limit per local entity will be 3,000,000 euros, including all the proposals that can be presented both individually and jointly.

The aid will be compatible with the receipt of other subsidies, aid, income or resources as long as the amount of all the aid, whatever its origin, does not exceed the cost of the subsidized activity. The deadline for submission of applications will be one month from the publication of the call in the BOE.

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