Slovenia: Renewable District Heating Scheme 2017 – 2020

The Ministry of Infrastructure launched a grant scheme for renewable sources in district heating in June 2017. You can apply for a subsidy of up to 35 % of the investment costs if you are a large company, 45 % if you are medium size and 55 % if you fall into the category of small and micro. CHP projects will receive an additional 10 %.
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Name of programme

Public tender for co-financing district heating using renewable energy sources for the period 2017 to 2020

Type of incentive

Investment subsidy

Eligible technologies

Biomass boiler,  solar thermal plants up to 1 MW and combined heat and power plants (CHP) connected to district heating (new or retrofit) as well as the extension of district heating pipeline systems. Micro plants up to 1 MW and non-micro plants up to 10 MW are eligible.

Applicable sectors

Private companies and public authorities


  • Large companies: subsidy of 35 % of investment costs
  • Medium size companies: subsidy of 45% of investment costs (up to 250 employees and up to EUR 50 million annual turnover)
  • Small and micro companies: subsidy of 55% of investment costs (Micro stands for up to 10 employees and less than EUR 2 million turnover, Small should have less than 50 employees and less than EUR 10 million)
  • CHP projects receive a subsidy for additional 10% of the investment costs
Total project value must be at least EUR 400,000 or at least EUR 100,000 for micro RES-based district heating systems or for the expansion of an existing district heating system.

Maximum grant for solar

Solar collector fields are funded with 350 EUR/m2 for flat plates and 500 EUR/m2 for vacuum tube collectors up to a size of 1 MWth

Requirements for system

The technical requirements for the district heating network and the financial assessment for economic calculations are determined in Annex 2 of the tender documents for download on www. (see link below)

Requirements for installation

Installation company needs to have qualified personal, without requiring a certain certificate (page 7 in the tender document)

Finance provider

Ministry of Infrastructure 

Total funds

EUR 20 million

Funding source

State budget (including co-financing from EU funds)

Effective date

30 June 2017

Expiration date

Regular tender rounds, the most recent one started in June 2019, further tender rounds are planned for September 2019 and January, May and September 2020


Last review of this tabloid

May 2019


Ministry of Infrastructure
Langusova 4
1535 Ljubljana
Mr Uroš Habjan
Phone 00386 (01) 478 80 00


Baerbel Epp

Bärbel Epp is Founder and Director of the German communication and market research agency solrico and editor-in-chief of