Up to 20,000 PLN for the liquidation of a furnace and replacement of windows and exemption from rent in council flats where tenants will liquidate the furnace.
In addition, up to 4,000 PLN of bill subsidies and meetings with energy advisers on housing estates – that is how Wroclaw intends to fight smog. Until the end of 2024, the city will designate 330 million PLN for furnace liquidation activities.
‘Until the end of 2004, we will liquidate all non-grade furnaces in the municipal council system. Municipal administrators of council houses will receive necessary personnel and financial support and can count on help from our entities responsible for investments. All hands on board,’ said Jacek Sutryk, Mayor of Wroclaw, presenting a broad air quality improvement plan for the capital of Lower Silesia on the Clean Air Day.
Programs and activities
The Mayor of Wroclaw presented a series of financial, information and promotional programs aimed at encouraging city inhabitants to replace their heat sources. One of them offers 100% funding of furnace replacement costs, exemptions and rent discounts for persons who have decided to do so. A new idea is the Termo Kawka program, which encompasses the funding of replacement of draughty wooden windows.
The authorities of Wroclaw lay strong emphasis on the promotion of information about furnace replacement opportunities. This will be done at housing estates at first – mobile information points will be available at Kleczków, where the biggest number of furnaces is in use.
Results from the research report of the Wroclaw University of Technology
In order to estimate funds necessary for the performance of these tasks and to recognise the detailed structure of low emissions in Wroclaw, Jacek Sutryk concluded an agreement for comprehensive research aimed at responding to a number of questions concerning Wroclaw chimneys at the beginning of his tenure.
After 10 months of research (including field research), the exact number of flats where furnaces must be removed is already known: 20,035.
This number includes flats in fully municipal buildings (4,603), flats in mixed resources – buildings where some flats are private (2,784) and others are communal (6,815), and the number of detached houses whose owners should also replace furnaces by 2024 or 2028, depending on the type of boiler (5,833).