Factsheet: Grenelle 1 - Heat fund

Grenelle 1 - Heat fund

Key Information


Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Act on the Implementation of the Targets Set at the "Grenelle de l’Environnement" Summit, also called „Grenelle 1" - heat fund
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Loi n°2009-967 du 3 août 2009 de programmation relative à la mise en œuvre du Grenelle de l'environnement - Fonds Chaleur
The French government introduced in 2008 a heat fund (Fonds Chaleur) in order to support the production of heat through renewable energy plants (Art. 19 §4, Loi n° 2009-967). The budget of the heat fund is divided into two subvention types: on the one hand, a national call for tenders, which is published yearly for large biomass plants, on the other hand the support of other renewable energy projects is administered on a regional level by the regional agencies of the ADEME. The call for tender 2014 will close on 30.01.2014. Only biomass plants with a heat production over 1,000 toe per year are eligible, provided they are submitted for the industrial, agricultural and service sectors. The payment to be awarded is calculated in accordance with the successful tenderer's finance plan and with consideration of the relation between the amount of support asked for and the amount of renewable heat produced.
Support heat from renewable sources.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l‘Energie (ADEME) – Environment and Energy Management Agency


Trade Relevance: 
bonus points for local biomass decreases the case for biotrade
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: