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Support schemes – Energy Country Profile

Support schemes

The feed-in tariffs introduced in 2007 were discontinued in 2016 with the adoption of the Renewable Energy Sources and High-Efficiency Combined Heat and Power Act (OIEiVUK). This law introduced a tendering system guaranteeing off-take prices for plants up to 30 kW and premiums for larger plants; the law was amended in 2018 to increase the maximum capacity of renewable energy projects participating in tenders to 500 kW.

 

In May 2020, a quota of 2 265 MW was introduced for renewable energy and high-efficiency cogeneration projects eligible for premiums, including 1 075 MW for solar, 1 050 MW for wind, and 140 MW for other sources.

 

In August 2020, HROTE opened the first tender under its new support scheme, offering 88 MW of capacity (including 50 MW for solar) at a guaranteed price of 8.4 c/kWh for solar. Only 25.5 MW were approved (of which 13.4 MW for solar).

 

In June 2020, the EU Commission approved a €10 million scheme under EU state aid rules to grant reductions (up to 80%) on a surcharge to finance the promotion of renewable electricity generation for energy-intensive companies which are are exposed to international trade.

 

The National Biofuels Action Plan set a target of 10% biofuels in fuels by 2020. The country is still far from its target (5.9% in 2019). The NECP set a target to increase the share of renewable energy in transport from 5.2% in 2020 to 14% in 2030.

Last update: 06 2022