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Feed- in tariffs

The Government of Montenegro decided to start reducing feed-in tariffs for renewable energy sources as of 1 January 2020.

There is a feed-in tariff for electricity from renewable sources in Montenegro. The operators of plants that generate electricity from renewable energy sources can obtain the status of a “Privileged Producer/Generator”. Then they acquire the right to a price support for the generated electricity under the legal requirements. Based on Art. 73 § 2 Energy Law the Government adopted the Tariff System Decree, that determines the amount of the feed-in tariff. The prices are revised annually in accordance with the inflation indexes reported during the previous year (Art. 8 § 2 Tariff System Decree). 

The amount of the incentive fee to encourage the production of electricity from renewable energy sources and cogeneration in 2016 is 0.058715 ct€/kWh.

It’s important to know that in general all renewable electricity generation technologies (solar energy, wind energy, biogas, hydropower and biomass), expect of geothermal energy, are eligible.

The different heights of the tariffs are listed here:

Wind energy: 9.61 ct€/kWh

Solar energy: 12 ct€/kWh

Biogas: 8 ct€/kWh (plants using waste gas ) and 15 ct€/kWh (plants using biogas)

Hydropower: amount depends on the quantity of produced energy:

  • Up to 3 MW – 10.44 ct€/kWh
  • From 3 up to 5 MW – 8.87 ct€/kWh
  • From 5 up to 8  MW – 8.35 ct€/kW
  • From 8 up to 10 MW – 6.8 ct€/kWh

The incentive price is reduced to 80% of the above mentioned value, if the small hydropower plant has been built on an existing pipeline or dam

Biomass: amount depends on the type of the biomass plant:

  • For power plants using biomass from forestry and agriculture – 13.71 ct€/kWh
  • For power plants using biomass form wood-processing industry – 12.31 ct€/kWh

Source: RES Legal 

Last update: 11 2020