|Year:||2009 (adjusted 2011)|
|Date Effective:||2009 (adjusted 2011)|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums|
|Renewable Energy Policy Targets:||Wind, Onshore, Solar, Solar photovoltaic, Solar Thermal|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Climate Change Policy Targets:||Energy Sector|
|Agency:||Public Authority Utility and Ministry of National Infrastructure|
|Renewable Energy Description:|
The Public Authority Utility (PAU) was created in 1996 to fix electricity tariffs for the Israel Electricity Company and monitor its costs. The Authority also fixes premiums and feed-in-tariffs for renewable energy sourced electricity.
About 90% of domestic residences in Israel make use of solar water heating systems, which satisfies some 4% of the countrys total energy demand.
The PAU established new Solar PV and Wind feed-in-tariffs (FITs) in 2009.
1) The Ministry of National Infrastructure has set up a feed-in tariff for small and medium wind installations:
These tariffs will be reduced by 2% each year from 2011, are valid for up to a national aggregate capacity of 30 MW and guaranteed for 20 years.
2) The Ministry of National Infrastructure also set up a feed-in tariff for residential and industrial solar photovoltaic installations:
The feed-in tariff was closed for new applications in 2013 and replaced by a net-metering system.
|Climate Change Description:|
In July 2011, the Public Utilities Authority adjusted solar PV feed-in tariffs and extended the remuneration scheme to ground-mounted systems above 12 MW for connection to high-voltage grid. Tariffs have been set and adjusted as follows: - For rooftop PV systems up to 50 kW f, the FIT is ILS 1.51/kWh, tariff valid for a twenty-year period up to a 120 MW cap. The government approved an additional 110 MW through 2014 but new tariff levels are yet to be decided. - For rooftop and ground-mounted PV systems between 51 kW and 12MW, the tariff is ILS 1.44/kWh until 50MW or end of 2011, ILS 1.37/kWh until an additional 65 MW or by end 2012, ILS 1.30/kWh until an additional 85 MW or end 2013 and ILS 1.23/kWh until an additionnal 100 MW or end 2014. The total cap therefore adds up to 300 MW. - For ground-mounted solar systems between 12 and 60 MW, the tariff is ILS 1.08/kWh over a twenty year-period and up to a 400 MW installed capacity cap.
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