|Year:||2012 (last updated 2019)|
|Policy status:||In Force|
|Date Effective:||2012 (last updated 2019)|
|Policy Type:||Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments>Green certificates, Economic Instruments>Market-based instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes|
|Policy Target:||Multiple RE Sources, Multiple RE Sources>Power|
|Policy Sector:||Electricity, Framework Policy|
|Size of Plant Targeted:||Small and Large|
|Agency:||New and Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy(MOTIE), Korea Energy Management Corporation(KEMCO), Energy Center (KNERC)|
|Penalty:||Non compliance with an annual RPS targets is submitted to the financial penalty of 150% of an average REC price on every REC missing.|
In January 2012 the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) replaced previously in place feed-in tariff system in order to accelerate Korea’s renewable energy deployment with a goal to create a competitive market environment for the sector. RPS programme requires 13 largest power companies (with installed power capacity larger than 500 MW) to steadily increase their renewable energy mix in total power generation in period of 2012-2024.
Obliged power companies to participate in RPS system:
Yearly RPS targets (% of RE power generation):
Target can be met by electricity generated from the following renewable energy sources:
Power producers involved in RPS system receive certain amount of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).
Number of RECs allocated for produced electricity from renewable sources varies depending on the technology used:
In order for power companies to meet their RPS targets they can 1) invest in renewable energy installations themselves, or 2) purchase RECs on the market.
Power companies are obliged to submit gathered RECs to the New and Renewable Energy Center (KNERC) on an annual basis.
In case of power company being unable to present required number of RECs KNERC applies a financial fine. The penalty equals to a 50% above the average market price of the REC for that year.
|This record supersedes:||Feed-in Tariff for renewable energy|
Last modified: Fri, 25 Oct 2019 11:40:08 CEST