Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Feed-in tariffs/premiums
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>Power
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Ministry of Economy and Transport
Legal References:Act LXXIX of 2005 on Electric Energy

The 2005 Electricity Act was enacted to implement Hungarys accession to the EU and the Renewables Directive (2001/77/EC). Hungary was set an indicative target of 3.6% for the contribution of renewables to electricity generation by 2010, compared to a contribution of 0.5% in 2000. The existing feed-in tariff scheme was maintained. By 2006, the government of Hungary estimated that this target had been reached and exceeded.

The 2005 Act included certain amendments to the previous electricity act: 

  • The eligibility limit on renewable energy plant generation capacity of 100 kW was removed.
This record supersedes:Electricity Act 2001

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