Financial aid for investment in charging infrastructure further to a call for projects

Last update 01.06.2022

The draft law on a 'Financial aid scheme to support investment in electric-vehicle charging infrastructure' will soon be put before the Chamber of Deputies.

Under this draft law, enterprises undertaking projects to install publicly or privately accessible charging infrastructure with a charging capacity of at least 175 kilowatts are eligible for financial aid to support investment in electrical charging points, which is awarded on the basis of a competitive process.

Application forms for this aid will soon be available on MyGuichet.lu. Luxinnovation and Klima-Agence are offering practical support in implementing the projects.

Who is concerned

This aid is intended for companies that have their usual place of business in Luxembourg.

Prerequisites

Compliance with the general terms and conditions

Companies must comply with the general terms and conditions that apply to all types of aid for investment in electrical charging points.

Charging infrastructure

The charging infrastructure to which the aid application pertains must satisfy the following criteria. It must:

  • be powered:
    • fully by renewable electricity, as defined by law;
    • if located on public or private property owned by the State or communal authorities: under the terms of renewable electricity purchase agreements as defined by the law and entered into with renewable electricity producers;
  • remain operational for at least 5 years from the time it is brought into service;
  • not be intended for resale or rental, with the exception of lease agreements that provide for the lessee to purchase the infrastructure at the end of the agreement;
  • offer reasonable prices, which are easily and clearly comparable and transparent for the end users;
  • be non-discriminatory in terms of access conditions and the prices charged to mobility service providers. The prices charged to end users and mobility service providers may only differ in a proportionate manner, and on the basis of an objective justification;
  • if located on public or private property owned by the State or communal authorities: be incorporated in the common central system provided for by law;
  • provide for recharging on a pay-per-use basis. For direct-current (DC) charging terminals, pay-per-use must be possible via a credit card reader;
  • clearly display the price of a charge with the pay-per-use system;
  • ensure that the unavailability rate of charging points does not exceed 5 % and, for charging infrastructure with 4 or more charging points, that the unavailability for the entire charging infrastructure does not exceed 1.5 %;
  • consist of connected charging points;
  • share static and dynamic data about the charging point through the national access point. The means by which such data are shared may be determined by Grand Ducal regulation, by the Minister for Transport.

The charging capacity of the planned infrastructure must be at least 175 kilowatts.

Competition and project selection

Projects will be selected:

  • within the limitations of the budget of the call for projects;
  • on the basis of the lowest amount of aid per newly installed charging capacity created through the project.

The charging capacity of a project is counted at:

  • 100 % for publicly accessible charging infrastructures, whose charging points are physically accessible:
    • 24 hours a day;
    • 7 days a week;
    • 12 months of the year;
  • 80 % for publicly accessible charging infrastructures, whose charging points are physically accessible at least:
    • 10 hours a day;
    • 5 days a week;
    • 12 months of the year;
  • 60 % for private charging infrastructures.

When a project for charging infrastructure offers different levels of accessibility, only the lowest level of accessibility is considered.

In the event of a tie with another project, priority will be given to the project for the charging infrastructures offering the higher level of accessibility.

Only one company may be chosen per land registry plot.

No more than 90 % of the projects submitted in response to the call for projects may be selected. When fewer than 10 projects are submitted, at least one must be rejected.

For example:

Budget for the call for projects: EUR 400,000

Reminder: the maximum budget for the call for projects is published in advance and may not exceed EUR 7 million.

Projects submitted:

Project

Capacity (kW)

Accessibility (hours per day, days per week)

Subsidy applied for: absolute value (EUR)

Subsidy applied for: intensity (EUR/kW)

Subsidy applied for: weighted intensity (EUR/kW)

1

1,500

Private

90,000

60

= 90,000 / (1,500*0.6) = 100

2

1,500

24/7

300,000

200

= 300,000 / (1,500*1.0) = 200

3

2,000

24/7

100,000

50

= 100,000 / (2,000*1.0) = 50

4

1,000

Private

180,000

180

= 180,000 / (1,000*0.6) = 300

5

1,000

10/24, 5/7

120,000

120

= 120,000 / (1,000*0.8) = 150

Subsidies granted:

Projects 3, 1, and 5: EUR 100,000 + EUR 90,000 + EUR 120,000 = EUR 310.000

Reminder: No more than 90 % of the projects can be selected.

Deadlines

The charging infrastructure must be brought into service within 12 months of the granting of the aid. If it is impossible to comply with this time limit, for duly justified reasons beyond the company's control, more time may be granted upon written request to the ministers.

How to proceed

Filing an application

The application for aid for investment in electrical charging points must be filed using an online wizard which will soon be available on MyGuichet.lu.

The person filing the application (the applicants themselves or their representatives) must have a LuxTrust product (e.g. Token, Smartcard or Signing Stick) or an electronic identity card (eID).

The application must be filed before the commencement of the work.

How to create a business eSpace on MyGuichet.lu

Two scenarios are possible:

  • The person filing the application is a new user on MyGuichet.lu and does not yet have a business eSpace:
    Creating the eSpace involves 2 steps:
    1. Registering the user;
    2. Creating the business eSpace.

A tutorial in the form of a video or a PDF document is available to guide you.

  • The person filing the application is a MyGuichet.lu user and already has a private eSpace: they will need to set up a new business eSpace.

A tutorial in the form of a video or a PDF document is available to guide you.

You can consult the help section on MyGuichet.lu.

Supporting documents

The application for aid must include the following information and documents:

  • the name and size of the company;
  • the company's organisational chart;
  • the annual accounts for the most recently closed financial year (those of the applicant company and those of any of its partners or affiliates);
  • a bank account identification document;
  • a Joint Social Security Centre (CCSS) certificate (number of employees);
  • a copy of the company's operating permit;
  • the dates on which the work will commence and the charging infrastructure brought into service;
  • where the charging points are concerned:
    • the number thereof, their nominal power and their charging capacity;
    • whether or not they operate using a smart charging system;
  • when the project involves increasing the charging capacity of existing charging infrastructure, the number and nominal power of the existing charging points, and the charging capacity of the existing charging infrastructure;
  • a list of the eligible costs;
  • the amount and intensity of financial aid required to complete the project;
  • the GPS coordinates and, where applicable, the number of the land registry plot where the charging infrastructures are located;
  • in the case of a lease agreement, the name of the lessor and the power of attorney authorising them to apply for the aid and receive payment on the lessee's behalf;
  • when the applicant business does not own the land: an agreement in principle, conditional upon the granting of the aid, whereby the owner grants the applicant the use of the property to operate charging infrastructure;
  • any other relevant information which would help the ministers in charge to assess the qualities or the specific features of the project and its incentive effect.

Companies that have existed for less than 3 years must provide a business plan.

The same company may submit several projects in response to each call for projects.

Maximum amount of financial aid

The amount of the aid is calculated based on the eligible project costs.

For each project, the maximum intensity of the aid may not exceed:

  • 50 % for publicly accessible charging infrastructure, whose charging points are physically accessible:
    • 24 hours a day;
    • 7 days a week;
    • 12 months of the year;
  • 40 % for publicly accessible charging infrastructure, whose charging points are physically accessible at least:
    • 10 hours a day;
    • 5 days a week;
    • 12 months of the year;
  • 30 % for private charging infrastructure.

The maximum amount of aid granted to a single company under the same call for projects is 40 % of the budget allocated to the call for projects.

By way of derogation, the intensity of the aid may be increased to 70 % of the eligible costs, and the maximum amount of aid granted to a single company may be increased to 70 % of the budget allocated to the call for projects, provided the call for projects is restricted to a certain category of charging infrastructure (e.g. for lorries, or for a certain region).

The budget for each call for projects may not exceed EUR 7 million.

Investments to be made

The investments made as part of a project to install charging infrastructure, or to increase the charging capacity of an existing charging infrastructure, include:

  • charging point(s);
  • connection to the electrical grid (storage facilities are eligible when they help reduce the need for the charging points to draw upon the electrical grid);
  • a shared smart charging management system;
  • data transmission devices;
  • inspection of the charging points;
  • a payment system;
  • site signage;
  • associated civil engineering work.

Operating costs and costs involved in complying with legal, regulatory or administrative requirements in force are not eligible.

The eligible costs do not include taxes or other deductions.

Payment of the aid

The capital subsidy is paid by the Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Energy once the project is completed.

The application for payment of the aid must be filed using the online wizard that will soon be available on MyGuichet.lu. This can be done in 2 different ways:

  1. by providing a detailed breakdown of costs, where each individual cost item is reported: to be used when submitting up to 10 invoices; or
  2. by providing a summary statement of costs, where the total for each type of cost is reported: to be used when submitting more than 10 invoices.

Details of the documents to be provided for both cost reporting options can be found under 'Documents to enclose with the MyGuichet.lu application for payment' (Pièces à joindre à la démarche en ligne MyGuichet.lu de demande de paiement) (see Online services / Forms).

The person filing the application for payment (the applicants themselves or their representatives) must have a LuxTrust product (e.g. Token, Smartcard or Signing Stick) or an electronic identity card (eID).

The application for payment must be filed before the deadline specified in the decision/agreement.

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