|Year:||2003 (last amended 2017)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2003 (last amended 2017)|
2012, 2014, 2017
|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Economic Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>Green certificates|
|Policy Target:||Wind>Onshore, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Multiple RE Sources|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||Federal Regulator: CREG|
|Legal References:||•Act of 29 April 1999 concerning the organisation of the electricity market; •Royal Decree of 16 July 2002 concerning the establishment of mechanisms to promote electricity generated from renewable energy sources; •Royal Decree of 30 March 2009 concerning deviations of production outputs for wind powered electricity production facilities in offshore areas.|
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:
By virtue of a Royal Decree of 20 December 2000, last modified by the Royal Decree of 20 March 2014, the Minister for Energy from now on can deliver domanial concessions for the construction and the exploitation of installations of electricity production, generated from water, currents or winds, in the territorial sea and the exclusive economic zone of Belgium. The decree in question determinates precisely the zone where the installations may be set up. It also specifies the criteria of granting and the procedure by which the concessions are being issued.
The Programme law of July 2005 called for the mandatory contribution by national transmission service operators (TSO) of up to EUR 25 million worth of undersea cables for each concession granted before 1/1/2007. For installations under concessions granted after 1/1/2007 with a financial close between 2/5/2014 and 31/12/2016 may also benefit from this contribution provided that they are authorized not to be connected to the transmission network in the in the marine areas under Belgium's jurisdiction. This is not applicable to Installations under concessions granted after 1/1/2007 with a financial close after 31/12/2016, which are to be connected to the transmission network through the “Modular Offshore Grid”.
|This record supersedes:||National Green Certificate Scheme|
Last modified: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:28:24 CET