Country:Luxembourg
Year:2008 (last amended 2013)
Policy status:Superseded
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2008 (last amended 2013)
Date Amended:

Amendment adopted on 15 November 2012, entering into force on 1 January 2013;

Date Ended:2014
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources, Bioenergy, Solar, Wind, Hydropower
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of the Economy
URL:http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/2008/0016/a016.pdf#page=2
URL:http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/2012/0245/a245.pdf#page=2
URL:http://www.myenergy.lu
Legal References:Règlement grand-ducal au Memorial A-No 16 12 février 2008 on production of electricity based on renewable energy sources; Amendment: Règlement grand-ducal au Memorial A-No 245 23 novembre 2012; Legal basis: Journal Officiel du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg A-No 70 6 Septembre 1993;
Penalty:Framework Law of 5 August 1993 concerning the rational use of energy outlines penalty for fraud behavior concerning RES sector
Description:

The Act on production of electricity based on renewable energy sources establishes system of certificates guaranteeing renewable origin of the electricity produced. Certificates are necessary for the administration purposes and dealings between plant’s owner and network operator and other administrative purposes.

 

The Act outlines method of calculating feed-in tariff (FIT) levels for renewable energy electricity. 

FIT levels vary depending on the renewable energy source and generation capacity of the plant.

FITs are being guaranteed for a period of 15 years for all types of renewable plants counting from the year when the plant was connected to the national grid.

Renewable source

Power plant capacity

Period of time

Feed-in tariff in EUR/MWh

Yearly reduction

Additional bonus in EUR/MWh

Wind

All sizes

15 years

82.70

0.25%

N/A

Solar PV rooftops

< 30 kW

420

3%

30 kW – 1MW

370

Hydro

< 1 MW

105

0.25%

1 – 6 MW

85

Biogas

< 150 kW

150

EUR 30/MWh under certain conditions

150 – 300 kW

140

300 – 500 kW

130

500 kW – 2.5 MW

120

Wastewater

All sizes

65

N/A

Solid biomass

< 1 MW

145

EUR 30/MWh under certain conditions

> 1 MW

125

Wood waste

< 1MW

130

1 – 5 MW

110

The Act introduces additional bonus for commercialised heat generated by combined heat and power based on biomass, biogas and wood waste. Bonus is paid on top of the feed-in tariff. The level of the bonus is EUR 30/MWh. In order to benefit from the additional premium certain conditions must be met. 

Amended:

Amendment to the 2008 Act on production of electricity based on renewable energy sources was adopted on 15 November 2012 and published on 23 November 2012 in Journal Officiel. Changes outlined in the amendment act entered into force on 1 January 2013.

Amendment lowered feed-in tariff for solar PV and expanded scope of installations eligible for the support. Since 1 January 2013 solar PV plants installed on rooftops as well as on the building walls and other building constructions (e.g.: parking constructions, garages, etc) will be also eligible for FIT. 

Solar PV installations larger than 30 kW are no longer eligible for the FIT. 

Renewable source

Power plant capacity

Period of time

Feed-in tariff in EUR/MWh

Yearly reduction

Additional bonus in EUR/MWh

Solar PV building mounted

< 30 kWp

15 years

264

9%

N/A

Feed-in tariff levels remain unchanged for all the other technologies. 

Related policies:Framework Law concerning rational use of energy: Law of 5 August 1993 , Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and cogeneration (Règlement du 14 october 2005)
This record is superseded by:Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and cogeneration (Règlement du 1er août 2014)
This record supersedes:Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy and cogeneration (Règlement du 14 october 2005)

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