Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2009
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Wind, Bioenergy>Biomass for power, Geothermal>Power, Multiple RE Sources>CHP, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Solar>Solar photovoltaic
Policy Sector:Electricity
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large

New feed-in tariffs for renewable electricity were determined in Febraury 2009 by the Federal Ministry for Economics and Labour, for electricity produced from wind, biomass, biogas, landfill and sewage gas, geothermal, solar, and small hydro (up to 20MW) in EUR cents/kWh. Primary tariffs are indicated below.


  • Wind energy: 7.53
  • Solid biomass 

Up to 2MW: 15.63; 2-5MW: 14.93; 5-10MW: 13.28; over 10MW: 11.08. For waste containing high solid biomass content, the tariff  goes up to 4.88 depending on the type of biomass. Biomass co-fired can receive up to 6.28.

  • Liquid biomass: From vegetable oils, cold-pressed biogenic oils and RME - up to 300kW, 12.48; over 300kW, 9.48. For other types of liquid biomass, 5.98.
  • Biogass (from agricultural products and waste)  

Under 100kW: 16.93; 100-250kW: 15.13; 250-500kW: 13.98; 500-1000kW: 12.38; over 1000kW: 11.28

  • Landfill gas: 5.93
  • Sewage gas: 4.03
  • Geothermal: 7.28
  • Photovoltaic (PV) 

up to 5kWp: 45.98; 5-10kWp: 39.98; over 10kWp: 29.98.

  • For small hydro, the tariff varies according to capacity additions - it is separate for those up to 15%, and those going up to 50% or new installations. In the former case, tariffs go from 5.94 to 3.29, per slice of capacity added. In the latter, they go from 6.23 to 3.76.


This record is superseded by:Ökostromverordnung (feed-in tariffs) 2010 - ÖSVO 2010 , Ökostromverordnung (feed-in tariffs) 2012 - ÖSVO 2012

Last modified: Wed, 15 May 2013 10:34:45 CEST