Country:Ukraine
Year:2009 (last amended 2017)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2009 (last amended 2017)
Date Amended:
  • First amendment adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on 20 Nov 2012;
  • signed by the President on 29 Nov 2012;
  • entered into force on 1 April 2013 (some parts on 1 July 2013 and 1 January 2014);
  • Second amendment entered into force on 4th of June 2015.
  • Third amendment entered into force at the beginning of 2017.
Date Ended:2030 (Jan 1st)
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Solar, Solar>Solar photovoltaic, Wind, Hydropower, Bioenergy>Biomass for power
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small, Small and Large
Agency:National Commission for State Energy Regulation (NERC)
URL:http://www.nerc.gov.ua/?news=5232
URL:http://w1.c1.rada.gov.ua/pls/zweb2/webproc4_1?pf3511=55219
URL:http://www.nerc.gov.ua
Legal References:Bulletin of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (BVR), 2009, N 13, st.155; Amendments adjusting Green Tariff System Approved to the Electricity Law (Law no 10183;
Description:

"The Green Tariff" policy is a feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme for electricity generated from renewable energy sources was introduced in Ukraine in 2009. Scheme will be open until 1st of January 2030. 

"The Law on Electrical Energy Industry" of 16th October 1997 created a legal framework for the "Green Tariff" scheme. 

National Commission for State Energy Regulation (NERC) is responsible for management of the scheme, modification of the tariffs, granting and distributing financial support to the eligible parties. Support from the "Green Tariff" scheme can only be obtained upon the completion of a power plant. 

Technologies eligible for the support:

  • solar PV;
  • wind;
  • hydroenergy (with capacity no larger than 10MW);
  • biomass energy;
Amended:

The first amendment adjusting Green Tariff System Approved to the Electricity Law (Law no 10183) was adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on 20 Nov 2012 and went into force on 1st April 2013. The amendment introduced FITs for biogas and solar rooftops and facade installations. Also, the local content requirement was introduced. Local content requirement was set to gradually grow and reach 50% level. Only hydropower and plants and solar rooftops and facade installations are exempted from this rule.

The second amendment of the Green Tariff System was introduced on 4th of June 2015 scrapping local content requirement introduced in 2013. Instead, local content premium was introduced. Plants using components produced locally will receive additional premium paid on top of the regular feed-in tariff. 

  • 5% premium for 30% local content sourced;
  • 10% premium for 50% local content sourced.

Under the new rules, the feed-in tariff levels in local currency will be adjusted every quarter based on the exchange rate of EUR to UAH starting from June 2015. Under previous legislation tariff rates were adjusted on a monthly basis. 

Households with renewable installations under 30 kW are now eligible for the FIT support. 

FIT rates from June 2015 were as follow: 

Technology

Capacity and type of installation

FIT rates in EUR/MWh

2015

2016

2017-2019

Solar PV

Utility scale

170

160

150

Rooftop

180

172

163

Rooftops for households

200

190

180

Wind

Huseholds <30 kW

116

>30 kW

102

Biomass and biogas

 

124

The third amendment (called: “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Electricity”) adjusting the Green Tariff System was registered on 15th of September 2016 and adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on 22 December 2016. The provisions of the amendment entered into force in 2017.

The amendment established different feed-in tariff rates for renewable electricity produced by households and business entities. Installations benefiting from residential tariff cannot exceed 30 kW size. The tariffs do not include a VAT tax and are calculated against EUR exchange rate on a quarterly basis.

The amendment sets the following feed-in tariffs:

Technology

Renewable electricity produced by household installations

UKR cop/kWh without VAT

01.04.2013

to 31.12.2014

01.01.2015 to 30.06.2015

01.07.2015 to

31.12.2015

01.01.2016 to

31.12.2016

01.01.2017 to 31.12.2019

01.01.2020 to

31.12.2024

01.01.2025

to

31.12.2029

Solar PV (rooftops and facades) up to 30 kW

1008,3

906,86

563,19

534,43

508,69

457,22

407,26

Wind installations up to 30 kW

-

-

327,02

293,71

261,92

 

Technology

Size/type

Renewable electricity produced by business entities

UKR cop/kWh without VAT

Until 31.03.2013 inclusive

01.04.2013 to 31.12.2014

01.01.2015 to 30.06.2015

01.07.2015 to 31.12.2015

01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016

Wind

< 600 kW

181,68

 

 

 

 

 

600kW – 2 MW

317,93

 

 

 

 

 

> 2 MW

 

317,93

 

 

 

Biomass

 

 

348,21

 

 

 

Biogas

 

 

348,21

 

 

 

Solar PV

Ground mounted < 10 MW

1308,06

953,8

858,42

476,9

449,65

 

Ground mounted > 10 MW

726,7

529,89

476,9

 

 

 

Rooftops and facades > 100 kW

1253,56

981,05

 

 

 

 

Rooftops and facades < 100 kW

1199,06

1008,3

906,86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydropower

Micro

327,02

545,03

490,52

 

Mini

327,02

436,02

 

 

392,12

 

Small

327,02

327,02

 

 

 

Feed-in tariff scheme is scheduled for closure in 2030. 

Related policies:Law on Promotion of Biological Fuels Production and Use (No. 1391-VI)

Last modified: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:14:47 CEST