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Policies & Measures

This section contains information about policies and measures addressing energy poverty.

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This measure aims to assist households by providing short-term financial support for energy bills as well as energy advice through a voluntary advisor. Also some small materials to improve energy efficiency are provided.Read more

This measure aims to assist households by providing energy advice through a voluntary advisor. Also some small materials to improve energy efficiency are provided (timer for in the shower). The measure is also called the Campaign join and save smart energy (Doe mee en bespaar slim energie).Read more

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The Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme requires electricity and natural gas suppliers to achieve a certain amount of energy savings. The Minister may require a share of energy efficiency measures to be implemented as a priority in households affected by energy poverty.Read more

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TSOs and DSOs are required to realize a certain level of energy savings every year. They implement these obligations by providing subsidies to consumers for energy efficiency measures, such as building insulation or the replacement of oil-fired heating systems.Read more

The Flemish government organises free energy scans (which includes a simple building inspections and small energy-saving measures) for certain vulnerable households. The energy scans are not full energy audits, which are more thorough and require payment of an invoice.Read more

This measure requires natural gas DSOs to connect tens of thousands of vulnerable and fuel poor households to the gas grid. Under the scheme, natural gas DSOs usually meet the full upfront cost of extending the gas grid for those who are eligible. They recover this cost over a 40 year period...Read more

The Flemish government provides grants for social insulation projects for rental apartments. The grants cover roof, wall and window insulation. The grants are facilitated by a project promotor that manages discussions between the tenants and the landlord, and submits the application to the...Read more

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Households that have debts on their energy bills will be forwarded to the the supplier of last resort and prepayment electricity and gas meters are implemented, sometimes coupled with a power limiter for electricity (with a minimum guaranteed supply).Read more

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