|Year:||2016 (June 30th)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2016 (June 30th)|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums|
|Policy Target:||Multiple RE Sources>Power, Solar Thermal, Wind, Geothermal, Bioenergy|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||Gestore Servizi Energtici - GSE is responsible for management of the scheme. All applications must be submistted to the GSE which later distributes support.|
|Legal References:||Ministerial Decree June 23rd 2016|
|Funding:||Electricity bill (A3 component)|
The Ministerial Decree June 23rd 2016 updates the support mechanisms for supporting electricity generation by RES-E plants (other than photovoltaic ones) with a capacity of at least 1 kW that were grated through the MD July 6th 2012.
The Decree defines three different ways of access to the incentives, depending on plant capacity and type of project (art. 4):
To determine the way of access to the incentives for renovated plants, the capacity to be considered corresponds to the increase in capacity obtained as a result of the project.
The total maximum new installed capacity that could be awarded to all technologies through both registries and auctions is 1.370 MW of which 800 MW for new onshore wind capacity.
Between the communication of the registration and the entry into operation the maximum time gap limit depends of the plant technology. A 6 months delay is allowed before losing the registration, but a 0.5% penalty for each month of delay applies on the applicable tariff. After losing the admission, a new successful application leads in any case to a tariff reduced by 15% on the applicable level.
The Decree establishes that the support shall be granted for the net electricity generated by the plant and injected into the grid. Therefore, self-consumed electricity is not eligible for incentives.
The net electricity generated and injected into the grid is the lower value between the net electricity generated and the electricity actually injected into the grid by the plant.
The Decree provides for two separate support schemes, based on plant capacity, renewable source used and type of plant:
It is worth recalling that the access to the incentives as per the Ministerial Decree of 6 Jul. 2012 is alternative to net metering (“scambio sul posto”) and to simplified purchase/resale arrangements (“ritiro dedicato”).
The value of the base feed-in tariff is the one applicable upon the date of commissioning of the plant. GSE will award the all-inclusive feed-in tariff or the incentive, calculated from the value of the base feed-in tariff, as of the date of entry into commercial operation of the plant. For plants commissioned prior to the closing of the period of submission of applications for participating in the Registries or Auctions and whose ranking position in the relevant Registries does not exceed the applicable cost limit, GSE will grant the base feed-in tariff applicable upon the date of closing of the same period.
The Decree also provides for a number of premiums (Pr) on top of the base tariff for plants which meet specific operating requirements.
The new support period will be equal to the conventional useful life-time of the specific type of plant indicated in Annex 1 of the Decree.
|This record supersedes:||Feed-in premium for renewable energy sources other than photovoltaic|
Last modified: Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:34:43 CEST