Year:2004 (Mai 6th)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2004 (Mai 6th)
Date Amended:

2011 (Mai 26th)

Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>Green certificates
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
Legal References:Arrêté du Gouvernement de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale du 6 mai 2004 relatif à la promotion de l'électricité verte et de la cogénération
Enforcement:Financial penalty
Penalty:EUR 100 for each missing Green Certificate (an increasing % or quota has to be returned to BRUGEL each year)

In addition to direct financial incentives, the Government to the Brussels-Capital Region awards Green Certificates (GC) to all renewable energy producers. The number of GC granted is directly proportional to the CO2 savings made by the installation compared to a benchmark. In order to assure their selling, all electricity suppliers in the Brussels-Capital Region must purchase an annual quota of green certificates proportional to the volume of electricity they sell on the Brussels market. The new scheme (July 2011) is designed to assure the private installation pays for itself in less than 7 years. This has led to the development of more and more installations of solar panels in Brussels, especially large ones. The total surface of solar panels in the Region now amounts 206,000m², equivalent to 41 football fields. A new order from 2012 defines a growing trend of green electricity production from 1.4% in 2011 to reach at least 12% by 2025.

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