Country:Czech Republic
Year:2005 (amended in 2006 and 2011)
Policy status:Superseded
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2005 (amended in 2006 and 2011)
Date Amended:

2006, 2011, 2012

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums, Economic Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>All
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Energy Regulatory Office
URL:http://www.czrea.org/files/pdf_en/zakony/RES_act_english.pdf
URL:http://www.psp.cz/sqw/text/tiskt.sqw?o=6&ct=145&ct1=0&v=PZ&pn=2&pt=1
Legal References:Act No. 180/2005 Coll.
Description:

The Act regulates the rights and obligations of participants in the renewable electricity market and conditions of support for the purchase and registration of electricity production from renewable sources.

The purpose of the Act is to:

  • Support the use of renewable sources of energy, i.e. wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, water energy, soil energy, air energy, biomass energy, landfill gas energy, sewage gas energy and biogas energy.
  • Constant increasing of the share of renewable sources in the consumption of primary energy sources, economical use of natural resources and meeting of an indicative target of the share of electricity produced from renewable sources in the gross consumption of electricity in the Czech Republic at 8 % by 2010.

The support applies to the production of electricity from renewable sources generated in facilities in the Czech Republic using renewable sources and it has been determined differently subject to the type of a particular renewable source, level of installed capacity of the generating plant and also, for instance, by parameters of biomass. The support applies also to the production of electricity from mine gas from closed mines.

The Act sets prices for renewable electricity separately for individual types of renewable sources and green bonuses, the manner of regular assessment of the share of electricity produced from renewable sources is the gross consumption of electricity for the previous calendar year and the calculation of anticipated impacts of support on the overall price of electricity for end customers in the next calendar year.

The Act also provides for the performance of controls through the National Energy Inspection and the amount of individual penalties for administrative delays.

The Act comes into effect on the first day of the third calendar month following the date of its promulgation, i.e. as from 1 August 2005.

Amended:

As of 1 January 2006, the Act introduced a new support system, the key features of which are:

  • -The right for a plant for renewable electricity production to be connected to the grid
  • -Guaranteed revenue per unit of electricity produced over a 15-year period as of the date a plant is put into operation
  • -The possibility of choosing between two support systems:
    • 1- minimum feed-in tariffs - all the electricity produced can be sold to the relevant distribution system operator
    • 2- green bonuses (surcharges on the market price of electricity) - electricity produced rom renewable sources can be placed on the single electricity market -Support for electricity used for internal consumption (not supplied to the grid) - Preserving the level of feed-in tariffs for 15 years for plants already in operation - A maximum year-on-year decrease in electricity feed-in tariffs for new plants of 5%

As of 1 January 2011 introducing taxes for solar electricity producers receiving feed-in tariff support (tax of 26%) and green bonus (tax of 28%). Rooftop installations smaller than 30kW receiving support are exempted from the taxes. It was decided that taxes will be phased out after 2013. On 25th of July 2013 it was decided that taxes will be prolonged beyond 2013. 

The modification of the law was decided due to the significant reduction of investment costs for the construction of photovoltaic installations and limited authority of the Energy Regulatory Office to react and regulate support adequately. The reduction of support to photovoltaic plants became necessary to maintain a fair and equitable support for all types of renewable energy sources.

On 25th of July 2013 it was decided that all financial support for the renewable energy installations will be ended as of           1 January 2014. 

 

This record is superseded by:Act on Promoted Energy Sources and on Amendment of Some Laws (Act No. 165/2012 Coll.)

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