The conversion from fossil-fuel driven to renewable heat production using wood reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated by heating. This subsidy programme aims to reduce the high investment costs needed for pellet heating. The amount of the subsidy is calculated on the basis of the previous fossil fuel consumption and corresponds to approximately CHF 360 per kWth (nominal heat output).
The funding programme is currently being examined by the FOEN/SFOE to determine its suitability as an offsetting programme under the CO2 Act. Provisional registration is already possible however. Further information on the funding programme and the registration form can be found on the myclimate project website.