Enova support

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What is the Enova support?

The Enova support is a grant scheme that encourages smart management of larger loads in your house. The reason behind is the increasing use of electricity in Norway, much of which is driven by electric car chargers, which puts a great strain on the power grid. In order for the grid in Norway to withstand this load, we have to distribute the electricity use throughout the day. By installing Futurehome as a smart power management system, you will reduce your electricity costs, in addition to protecting the environment and our power grid. There are mainly two support schemes that apply to Futurehome users: "smart power management for houses" and "smart water heater".

At the bottom of the article, you can download a system declaration that you can attach to the application process. It describes how Futurehome qualifies for Enova support.

Tip: The documentation you need to apply for Enova support can usually be found at https://www.boligmappa.no/.

Smart power management

The Enova grant will cover 35% of the costs (up to NOK 10,000) and has 20 months retroactive effect. This means that if you have installed Futurehome with at least two moveable loads and a HAN sensor during the last 20 months, you qualify for Enova support.

Requirements:

  • The management system must be able to receive price information and manage electricity consumption of a hot water tank, vehicle charging, underfloor heating and other moveable consumption* at times of the day with the lowest electricity price without compromising comfort.
  • The system must control at least two such moveable electrical products in the house.
  • In houses with solar cell systems, the control system must be able to control moveable consumption for the highest possible utilisation of self-produced electricity.
  • The control system must have mechanisms to avoid overloading the main fuse and be prepared for effect-based tariffs for grid rental.
  • The installation must be carried out by professionals.

*By moveable consumption, Enova means electricity consumption that can be moved to times of the day with the lowest electricity price, without affecting comfort or people's everyday routines. Examples of this type of electricity consumption are: hot water tank, electric car charging and underfloor heating. Lights, stoves, TVs and high-pressure washers are examples of electricity consumption that is not suitable for moving.

How to apply?

The first thing you have to do is check that you have all the documentation you need to apply and that the home is registered to your social security number.

Required documentation:

  • Documentation that the system takes into account the hourly price and total consumption.
  • Documentation that you have at least 2 moveable loads. (From installer)
  • Documentation that it has been installed by professionals, as well as the price. (From the installer)
    The last 2 points are often covered in the invoice from the installer.

Now you are ready to apply.

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  • Confirm the terms and continue.
  • Log in with electronic identification and choose which house you register the support for.
  • In the next step, you must upload the documentation described above and submit it.

Smart water heater

The Enova grant will cover 35% of the costs (up to NOK 5,000) and has 20 months retroactive effect.

Requirements:

  • The water heater must be installed in your year-round home or holiday home in Norway.
  • The boiler must be able to be controlled by built-in or the supplier's online automation system. Electricity consumption must be controlled at the times of the day with the lowest electricity price.
  • The boiler must also be able to be controlled by various types of smart house system as part of overall power management in the house. This means that it must be able to communicate via the most common open communication protocols for smart home technology.
  • The boiler must be equipped with a control system protecting against the growth of legionella bacteria.
  • The boiler must have a permanent connection to electricity - water heaters that are connected with a plug in a socket do not receive a subsidy.
  • Plumbing work and electrical work must be carried out by professionals.

How to apply?

The first thing you have to do is check that you have all the documentation you need to apply and that the home is registered to your social security number. 

  • Invoices for the purchase of equipment, material and labour costs. They must be issued to you as the home owner and must contain information about the boiler model, the amount, and that installation has been carried out by professionals.

Now you are ready to apply.

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  • Confirm the terms and continue.
  • Log in with electronic identification and choose which house you register the support for.
  • In the next step, you must upload the documentation described above and submit it.

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