|Policy Type:||Regulatory Instruments>Other mandatory requirements, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards|
|Policy Target:||Energy Utilities>CHP|
According to the provisions of the Legislative Decree of 16 March 1999 (No. 79/99) entitled Implementing the European Directive 96/92/EC with common rules for the single market of electricity: - The GRTN (the public transmission system operator) must ensure precedence for the co-generation plants dispatching (immediately after the plant fed by renewable sources): there is the obligation for any producer or importer handling more than 100 GWh/year to feed the system with at least 2% of CHP or renewable sources produced by plants that entered into production after 1 April 1999. - From 1 January 2002, outputs from cogeneration plants are exempt from the obligation to introduce into the electricity network (or to acquire) a quantity of electricity from renewable sources equal to 2% of the electricity generated by conventional sources. In early 2002, the Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas defined the conditions under which a CHP plant can be considered a cogeneration plant. The criteria take into account the efficiency of generation and the relevant savings as compared to a separate production of the same quantity of power and heat. Furthermore, a minimum value (15%) has been set for the ratio between the heat and the total energy produced by the plant. Additional measures may be required to implement the EU Directive to Promote Cogeneration of Heat and Power if and when it is approved.
Last modified: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:08:47 CET