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NER 300 second call for proposals

This page gives a general presentation of the second NER 300 call for proposals in three parts:

I) Latest developments

08 Jul 2014

The European Commission adopted the Award Decision under the second call for proposals and its annex of the NER 300 funding programme.

31 Jul 2013

An updated version of the Questions and Answers document under the second NER 300 Call for Proposals is now available.

05 Jul 2013

Member States submitted 32 project proposals by the 3 July 2013 deadline in response to the second call for proposals

04 Jun 2013

A summary of the interim communications from Member States is now available.

28 May 2013

The procedures manual for the technical and financial due diligence assessment under the second call for proposals is now available.

10 Apr 2013

The Commission organised an information event on the launch of the second NER 300 Call for Proposals for stakeholders on 10 April 2013 in Brussels from 14:30 to 17:30. The recorded webstream and presentations are now available.

03 April 2013

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Climate Action, announces the second Call for Proposals for innovative renewable energy and carbon capture and storage projects under the NER 300.

The NER 300 competition is established under Article 10a(8) of the EU ETS Directive 2003/87/EC, and is detailed in the Decision 2010/670/EU.

The deadline for Member States to complete the eligibility assessment for Projects and forward the Application Forms from the Project Sponsor together with the Submission Forms to the European Investment Bank is 3 July 2013.

II) General context

To apply for NER 300 funding, project sponsors (a single project operator or a consortium) need to download the package of forms for the relevant carbon capture and storage (CCS) or innovative renewable energy technology (see below), complete all the sections of the application forms (AF A-F plus completeness form), and send them to the designated submission address for the Member State on whose territory the project is based. Member States must then complete the submission forms (SF A-D), and forward the full package of forms to the European Investment Bank.

Project proposals are being invited from Member States as well as the other EEA countries: Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.

Detailed information about the criteria and rules for application is provided in the Call for Proposals and accompanying information in the Documents section below.

If you need clarification related to the documents on this page, in particular the Call for Proposals, please email us at All questions will be posted regularly together with their corresponding answers on this website.

III) Documents

IV) Technologies

Please select a technology category for more information.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS)

Innovative renewable energy

Bioenergy project sub-categories

Concentrated solar power - project sub-categories

Photovoltaics - project sub-categories

Geothermal - project sub-categories

Wind - project sub-categories

Ocean - project sub-categories

Hydropower - project sub-categories

Distributed Renewable Management (smart grids)- project sub-categories