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Support schemes – Energy Country Profile

Support schemes

Feed-in tariffs

Croatia uses feed-in tariffs and premiums to promote the use of renewable energy sources in electricity and transport. There are currently no support schemes for renewables in heating and cooling. However, the Energy Strategy adopted in 2009 obliges the Croatian State to encourage the future use of RES and to achieve a higher percentage of primary use of RES in the heating sector (cooling is not mentioned.)

Since 1 January 2016, renewable energy in Croatia is promoted through an incentive in the form of a guaranteed purchase price for electricity produced in RES installations with a capacity of up to 30 kW after undergoing a tendering process.

Privileged producers of electricity from renewable energy sources have the right to the guaranteed purchase price, if the Croatian Energy Market Operator (HROTE) has selected them as lowest bidder in a public tender. The Market Operator issues a call for tenders at least once a year, if quotas for the support of certain technologies of renewable energies are available.

Until 2015, renewable energies were supported through a feed-in tariff pursuant to the Tariff System for Electricity Production from Renewable Energy Sources and Combined Heat Power.

Source: RES Legal

Electricity

In Croatia, renewable energy generation is supported mainly through a premium tariff and a feed-in tariff (for installations of less than 30 kW) allocated through tenders. Additionally, the Croatian Bank for Development and Reconstruction (HBOR) and the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund (FZOEU) provide financial incentives for RES-E projects.

A detailed overview of the supporting schemes can be found by clicking on the links below:

Transport

The main promotion scheme in the field of renewables in transport is a biofuel quota obligation. Additionally, the state provides a tax regulation mechanism to encourage the usage of biofuels.

A detailed overview of the supporting schemes can be found by clicking on the links below:

Last update: 09 2020