|Policy Status||In force|
|Date Announced||8 August 2008|
|Date Effective||23 February 2009|
|Agency||•Federal Ministry for Economics and Labour|
|Related Policies||Green Electricity Act
Green Electricity Act - 2008 and 2009 amendments
|Policy Supersedes||Combined Heat and Power (CHP)|
•Multiple Renewable Energy Sources
|Policy Sector||•Multi-sectoral Policy|
|Size of Plant Targeted||Small and Large|
|Description||Austria's Combined Heat and Power Law (CHP Law - KWK Gesetz) took effect in early 2009, to promote CHP through the partial reimbursement of operating expenses for new and modernized CHP plants for public district heating, and promoting investment grants for new CHP plants (except those covered by the Green Electricity Act).
New or modernized CHP plants for public district heating can receive investment subsidies, if they result in savings in energy and CO2 emissions compared with separate production of heat and electricity. An efficiency formula is used to determine whether savings occur.
From 2006 to 2012, EUR 55 million are available for the subsidies, with 30% allocated to cogeneration plants for industrial use.
New plants for which permits are received by 30 September 2012 and are in operation by 31 December 2014 can receive investment subsidies up to 10% of the total funds needed. Plants up to 100MW can receive a subsidy of EUR100/kW; those between 100 and 400MW EUR60/kW; and those above 400MW up to EUR40/kW.
Existing or modernized plants can receive subsidies in EUR cents/kWh based on several cost parameters, such as fuel costs, operation and maintenance costs, adequate return on employed capital, pension payments, administrative costs and taxes.
|Legal References||kundgemacht am 8.8.2008, BGBl. Nr. 111/2008; Das KWK-Gesetz, BGBl. I Nr. 111/2008, wurde am 23. Februar 2009 von der Kommission der Europäischen Gemeinschaften beihilfenrechtlich genehmigt. Gemäß § 13 Abs. 1 des KWK-Gesetzes sind die Bestimmungen dieses Gesetzes, mit Ausnahme des § 11 (ist bereits am 9. August 2008 in Kraft getreten), am 23. Februar 2009 in Kraft getreten|