Bank association donates IS for new ‘Saving at Home’ program

The Hellenic Bank Association (HBA) has donated to the energy ministry a comprehensive information system to be used as an electronic platform for a follow-up “Saving at Home” program offering subsidies to property owners for domestic energy efficiency upgrades.

Energy minister Giorgos Stathakis and the bank association’s head official Nikos Karamouzis signed a related agreement earlier today.

Based on the agreement, banks will gradually be linked to the information system as of February 15. This procedure is expected to be completed by the end of the month when households interested in subsidy support for energy efficiency upgrades will be able to begin submitting applications.

A joint ministerial decision launching the new “Saving at Home” program is expected to be signed within the next few days.

Besides developing and providing the information system, the banking association will also offer related maintenance services for a year, according to the service level agreement (SLA) signed with the energy ministry. The donation’s value is estimated at 251,000 euros.

Unlike its precursor, the follow-up “Saving at Home” subsidy program will enable interested parties to submit applications electronically.