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    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region in Poland are working together to foster the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in the region.

    Under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the EIB and the Board of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship created a fund of funds for the programming period 2014-2020. The EIB manages €48 million on behalf of the region.

    This fund of funds is one of the financial instruments that the EIB is deploying in EU countries. Read more about our shared management funds and financial instruments.


    Investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency

    The financial instrument can provide financing for:

    Our investments in renewable energy sources (RES) help to increase the level of energy production and energy security in the region. Renewable energy also helps to reduce greenhouse gas and dust emissions, and contributes to climate change adaptation. Our support for the region’s green economy will also increase its competitiveness.

    What is eligible

    • The construction or modernisation of installations designed for the production, processing and storage of electricity derived from RES (biogas, biomass, solar power or hydropower), including connection of the source to the distribution / transmission network. 
    • The construction or redevelopment of installations designed for the production of biocomponents and biofuels of the second or third generation (and the latest available).

    Who can apply

    • Businesses
    • Local government units, their unions and associations
    • Organisational units of local governments
    • Public authorities, government administration
    • State organisational units
    • Non-governmental organisations

    Where to apply

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    The financial instruments can support businesses and their investments on energy efficiency improvements. Such investments result in a reduction of operating costs and increase competitiveness.

    What is eligible

    Projects that result in a 25% increase in energy efficiency (based on energy audits). The goals of these projects are the reduction of energy, heat and water losses and heat recovery in businesses.

    Examples of such projects include the following investments for businesses:

    • Redevelopment of production lines to increase energy efficiency
    • Conversion to energy-efficient equipment and installations
    • Energy-efficient technologies for energy generation and use
    • Installations and technical equipment designed to improve energy efficiency
    • Energy upgrades of buildings and facilities
    • Construction and redevelopment of renewable energy installations
    • Energy recovery technologies
    • Energy management systems

    Who can apply

    • Micro, small and medium businesses
    • Large businesses with a regional authority as a major shareholder, focusing on smart specialisations of the region, and investing in health resort or Nature Conservation Act protection areas.

    Where to apply

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    The financial instruments can support projects that reduce energy consumption and energy losses in the housing sector. Energy-efficient residential buildings will produce fewer emissions and improve the financial situation of households.

    What is eligible

    Energy upgrades of multi-family residential buildings (with a minimum 25% energy efficiency increase) 

    Examples of eligible investments:

    • Thermal upgrade of buildings
    • Replacement of roofing, windows, exterior doors and lighting
    • Conversion of heating (including replacement and connection of heat sources), ventilation and air conditioning systems
    • Implementation of building management systemsImplementation of micro-cogeneration or micro-trigeneration
    • Construction and redevelopment of renewable energy installations
    • Cooling systems, including from renewable energy sources

    Who can apply

    • Housing co-operatives and housing communities
    • Owners / managers of multi-family residential buildings (i.e. local governments, public finance sector and municipal businesses)

    Where to apply

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    Highlighted stories

    Discover how financial instruments in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

    Photovoltaic power plant in Łubianka

    This photovoltaic power plant in Łubianka, a village in in north-central Poland, generates renewable energy, resulting in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. EU funds financed 43% of the total loan amount needed for the construction of the plant. The selected financial intermediary, Kujawsko-Pomorski Fundusz Pożyczkowy, financed the remaining part.

    Energy-efficient equipment for a company based in Szubin

    A company in Szubin replaced its existing production equipment with an alternative that is energy efficient. The investment led to reduced operating costs and increased competitiveness. EU funds financed 77% of the total project costs and Bank Pekao financed the remaining part.

    Thermal upgrades of a residential building in Inowrocław

    This project improved the energy efficiency of a residential building for 11 households in Inowrocław. 84% of the loan was financed by EU funds and the remaining 16% by Getin Noble Bank.

    The investment resulted in a 68% increase in energy efficiency, reduced energy consumption and lower energy bills. The project improved the quality of life of the residents and increased the value of their properties.

    About the European Structural and Investment Funds

    Through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) financial instruments, the EU invests in local and regional projects that contribute to job creation and a sustainable and healthy European economy.

    The European Regional Development Fund is one of the five available ESI Funds. It strengthens economic and social cohesion in the EU by correcting imbalances between regions.


    Poland and the EIB

    The EIB has worked with Poland since 1990. We modernised the Warsaw airport and repaired flood damage. We financed urban renewal in Katowice to reduce disparities in regional development, make the economy more competitive and improve people’s living standards.