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Less carbon intensive energy and increased security of supply
This Annex sets out the operational rules for the programme. The programme agreement is based on the MoU, the concept note and comments made by the FMC. Commitments, statements and guarantees, explicit as well as implicit, made in the concept note, are binding for the National Focal Point and the Programme Operator unless otherwise explicitly stipulated in the annexes to this programme agreement.
The Programme Operator is the Ministry of Energy. The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) and the National Energy Authority of Iceland (OS) are the Donor Programme Partners (DPPs).
The programme objective, “Less carbon intensive energy and increased security of supply”, will be attained through three outcomes:
• Outcome 1: “Increased renewable energy production”.
The outcome shall be supported through two pre-defined projects (PDP) “Feasibility study on utilizing the hydro power potential in existing water supply systems and upgrading potential for existing small hydro power plants in water supply systems” (PDP no. 1) and “System for Forecasts, Control аnd Management оf HPP Generation аnd Dams Condition” (PDP no. 2), two calls for proposals (calls no. 1 and 2) and one small grant scheme (SGS no. 1). Call no. 1 will support projects on hydropower; call no. 2 will support projects on geothermal energy. SGS no. 1 will support projects on training for geothermal energy.
• Outcome 2: “Improved energy efficiency in buildings, industry and municipalities”
The outcome shall be supported through three calls for proposals (calls no. 3, 4 and 5). Call no. 3 will support projects on energy efficiency in buildings; call no. 4 will support projects on energy efficiency in industry; and call no. 5 will support projects on rehabilitation and modernisation of municipal infrastructure.
• Outcome 3: “Strengthened expert capacity for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy management”.
The outcome shall be supported through two small grants schemes (SGS no. 2 and 3). SGS no. 2 will support projects on training for renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy management” and SGS no. 3 will support projects on monitoring of energy consumption of municipal authorities.
Special concern shall be given to energy efficiency.
Special concern shall be given to hydroelectric power and geothermal energy as a source of renewable energy.
€100,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.