Country:Austria
Year:2012 July (some parts, § 1, § 23 Abs. 4 und § 56 Abs. 4 entered into force already 31. July 2011)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2012 July (some parts, § 1, § 23 Abs. 4 und § 56 Abs. 4 entered into force already 31. July 2011)
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>User charges, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Multiple RE Sources, Hydropower, Wind, Onshore, Bioenergy
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy
Renewable Energy Description:

Notification by European Comission in February 2012;

Targets for additional installations in the period 2010 to 2020 according to the Green Electricity Act: Hydro 1,000 MW, Wind 2,000 MW, PV 1,200 MW, Biomas and Biogas 200 MW, depending on availability of ressorces;

Green electricity lump sum fee starting from 11 Euro p.a. up to 35,000 Euro p.a. depending on network level with exemptions for low-income;

Customer also has to pay a Green electricity funding contribution as a surcharge to network tariffs;

Suppliers pay market price for electricity (hourly day ahead spot market price EEX/EXAA) plus price for certificates of origin (determined in a decree of the Energy Regulatory Authority);

Feed-in tariffs and investment subsidies see annual Ökostromverordnung.

Related policies:Ökostromverordnung (feed-in tariffs) 2012 - ÖSVO 2012
This record supersedes:Green Electricity Act

Last modified: Wed, 15 May 2013 10:06:35 CEST