Overall assesment

The Slovakian Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) consists of 196 “mutually agreed deliverables”, namely qualitative milestones and quantitative targets that track the progress in implementing the plan’s reforms and investments. The plan will be supported by €6.3 billion in grants. 43% of the plan will support climate objectives and 21% of the plan will support the digital transition.

Detailed assesment

Specific allocation for energy communities

The Slovak Recovery and Resilience Plan includes broad references to energy communities, but does not establish a dedicated funding source for them. Rather, it sets the groundwork for such communities by supporting initiatives that enhance the flexibility of the power grid and by establishing an Energy Data Center which will provide data about electricity sharing for invoicing the electricity within the community and with energy supplier.

Definition of energy communities in line with EU legislation

The Slovak Recovery and Resilience Plan defines energy communities as "according to Directive (EU) 2018/2001", without further elaboration of details.

Proportionality of share of total fund allocated to energy communities

No funding is currently foreseen for energy communities under the Slovak Recovery and Resilience Fund.

Availability of tailored financing tools

Under the Slovak Recovery and Resilience Fund there are no specific financing programmes dedicated to energy communities. Grants will be supported to projects that enhance the flexibility of the power grid, which could indirectly benefit energy communities.

Link between energy communities, building renovation and energy efficiency

Under the Slovak Recovery and Resilience Fund there is no direct link between energy communities and activities such as citizen-led renovation, and energy efficiency.

Recognition of energy communities under multiple objectives

Energy communities are not linked with specific objectives.

Holistic strategy to provide financing across different levels of project development

This information is not available yet.

Transparency of the design and communication of the schemes and measures

The design and implementation of the Slovak Recovery and Resilience Plan has not been sufficiently transparent, failing to include energy community stakeholders in consultation and feedback processes.

Specific allocation for energy communities

This information is not available yet.

Decentralised tender process

The Slovak Recovery and Resilience Fund is managed in an exclusively centralised manner.

Existence of procedures to facilitate the participation of energy communities in open calls

There are no relevant procedures in place (e.g., capacity building workshops/ working with network and intermediary organisations) to facilitate the participation of energy communities in the open calls of the Slovak Recovery and Resilience Fund.

Stability and predictability of the programme through time

This information is not available yet.

Inclusion of energy communities in national REPowerEU chapter

The REPowerEU chapter of the Slovak Recovery and Resilience Fund does not explicitly mention energy communities, but it allocates funds (133 million euros) to enhance the flexibility of electricity systems, which is crucial for the integration of higher levels of renewable energy sources and the further development of energy communities.