Year:2011 (July 5th)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011 (July 5th)
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>All
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy, Heating and Cooling, Multi-sectoral Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Energy
Legal References:Law of the Republic of Belarus on Renewable Energy Sources of 27 December 2010 (No 204-W);

Law on Renewable Energy Sources regulates sector of renewable energies in Belarus. The Law introduces to the legislative framework basic definitions of renewable technologies, defines rights and responsibilities of RES producers, defines list of authorities responsible for control over the sector and creates legislative basis for economic support for renewables. 

The Law states that sustainable development of the renewable energies sector and effective and efficient usage of RES is a priority in Belarus.

The Law ensures guaranteed connection of renewable energy installations to the national grid.

Governmental bodies are obliged to create and maintain registry of RES producers. Also RES producers are entitled to receive certificates confirming that energy produced by them was generated from renewable sources.

On the basis of the Law feed-in tariff prices, tax reliefs and other forms of financial support for renewable energy producers and investors will be created.

Governmental authorities on national and local levels are obliged to promote renewable energy sources and facilitate their development.

Research in the field of renewable technologies will be supported in Belarus from governmental sources. Educational programmes in the field of green energy and energy efficiency will be promoted. 

Related policies:Resolution on Feed-in Tariffs for electricity generated from renewable energy sources

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