Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced a program to subsidize the replacement of electrical appliances used by households this year.
Among the measures announced by the Greek prime minister is a subsidy to replace old and usually energy-intensive electrical appliances. The program will “start” in 2022, but details will be announced later. The most important details are the household income criteria that will be established, as well as the age limit for household appliances and which one.
A similar program has already begun to be successfully implemented in Cyprus.
An opinion on the details of the program for subsidizing the replacement of home appliances is given by the corresponding program, which has been operating in Cyprus for several days. There, it targets exclusively vulnerable households. This means that the criteria for income have been clearly articulated.
The subsidy reaches 600 euros, depending on the device. Replaceable household appliances: refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners. Beneficiaries can replace up to five household appliances, namely up to three air conditioners, a washing machine and a refrigerator.
It is estimated that the energy savings in homes that will be replaced with older appliances could even exceed 50%.
Who are the beneficiaries
The beneficiaries of the relevant grant in Cyprus are:
Recipients of the minimum guaranteed income. Recipients of government assistance from the Social Security Service. Recipients of severe disability benefits. Recipients of paralyzed (lower limb paralysis) care allowance. Beneficiaries of benefits for the blind. Low-income pensioners. Large families or families of five. …