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Renewable energy – Energy Country Profile

Renewable Energy

The share of renewables in final energy consumption should reach 2020 from 13% (EU Directive target) to 14.65%. In addition to working toward the all over target achievemnet, until 2020 renewables should account for 10% of transport consumption, 10,9% of electricity consumption and 18,9% of heating consumption.

There are several support schemes for the development of renewable energy sources. The 2001 Law on Electricity Production, Transport and Supply forced electricity providers to buy electricity produced from renewables by a facility with an installed capacity of more than 100 kW and connected to the grid (KAT system), which was replace by the METAR scheme a on 1 January 2017.

Up to 50 kVA, residential renewable installations are eligible for net metering if the power plant connects to the low-voltage grid. The surplus fed into the grid is remunerated by the electricity supplier with the retail electricity price.

Hungary set an even more ambitious tartget until 2030 in the framework of the National Energy Strategy 2030, which is aming to achieve a target of 20% of renewables in primary energy consumption by 2030 (14% of biofuels in transport).

Last update: 09 2019