Factsheet: Green Tariff (feed-in tariff)

Green Tariff (feed-in tariff)

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Law on Electrical Energy Industry - Green Tariff
Description: 
"The Green Tariff" policy is a feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme for electricity generated from renewable energy sources was introduced in Ukraine in 2009. Scheme will be open until 1st of January 2030. "The Law on Electrical Energy Industry" of 16th October 1997 created a legal framework for the "Green Tariff" scheme. National Commission for State Energy Regulation (NERC) is responsible for management of the scheme, modification of the tariffs, granting and distributing financial support to the eligible parties. Support from the "Green Tariff" scheme can only be obtained upon the completion of a power plant. Technologies eligible for the support among others biomass energy. NERC approves feed-in tariff rates on a case-by-case basis. Minimum FIT rates were established. They were calculated on the basis of electricity prices for retail consumers in January 2009 and multiplied by an established co-efficient. Green Tariff beneficiares are protected from volatile EUR/UAH exchange rate fluctuations as fixed minimal green tariff rates are converted to Euros at fixed exchanged rate of 10.86 (based on the 1 January 2009 rate). Amendments adjusting Green Tariff System Approved to the Electricity Law (Law no 10183) were adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on 20 Nov 2012, 9 days later signed by President and it partially went into force on 1st April 2013. Parts of the amendment will go into force on 1 July 2013 and 1 January 2014. Amendment introduces following changes: Introduction of obligatory "local content" rates expressed in percentage. "Local content" rate relates to certain ratio of elements that must be used in building renewable energy plants on the territory of Ukraine that must be manufactured in the country. This also relates to works and services used. • Local content Requirement: • for units commissioned before 1 January 2013: 15% / • for units commissioned before 1 January 2013 and 1 January 2014: 30% • for units commissioned after 1 January 2014: 50%
Goal/Aim: 
Stimulate electricity from renewable energy sources

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
National Commission for State Energy Regulation (NERC)

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies with direct impact on imports/exports
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2009
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013