Factsheet: Green electricity feed-in tariff regulation (ÖSET)

Green electricity feed-in tariff regulation (ÖSET)

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Green electricity feed-in tariff regulation
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Ökostrom-Einspeisetarifverordnung 2012
Description: 
Feed-in tarifs for green power from solid, liquid and gaseous fuels. Feed-in tariffs for renewable electricity were determined in Sept. 2012 by the Federal Ministry for Economics, Family and Youth (ÖSET-VO 2012). Tariffs for bioenergy range from approx. 5 cent/kWh to 19.50 cent/kWh, depending on the plant type, biomass used and overall efficiency (in the case of small scale CHP plants up to 0.5 MW based on solid wood only). For plants using waste material (e.g. wood residues, biogenic waste), tariffs are reduced by 20 % (e.g. sawdust) to 40 % (e.g. wood waste from particle board). In December 2013 an amendment to the regulation was made, reducing tariffs for bioenergy plants by 1 % p.a.
Goal/Aim: 
regulate feed-in tariff green electricity

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy / Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirtschaft OeMAG (Clearing and Settlement Agency for Green Electricity)

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2012
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013