|Policy Status||In force|
|Date Effective||1st of July 2003|
|Agency||•Federal Minister for Energy
•Federal Regulator: CREG
|Policy Supersedes||National green certificate scheme|
•Biomass for Power
•Multiple Renewable Energy Sources
|Description||The Royal Decree on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources was adopted in July 2002 and came into force 1 July 2003. It addresses two fundamental issues: first, it sets the conditions for issuing green certificates by the federal regulator (CREG) for offshore wind energy production, and second, it states that the grid operator is obliged to buy green certificates issued anywhere in Belgium at minimum prices of EUR 90/MWh for offshore wind energy, EUR 50/MWh for onshore wind energy, EUR 50/MWh for hydro, EUR 150/MWh for solar energy and EUR 20/MWh for biomass. The monitored green certificates are valid for five years and are not associated to fixed quotas.
Modified by the Royal Decree of October 2005, minimum prices for off-shore wind are EUR 107/MWh for energy produced by first installed capacity up to 216 MW for each concession, and EUR 90/MWh for additional capacity.
|Legal References||Royal Decree on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources|