Moldova sets renewables tariffs
Moldovan energy regulator ANRE has set new feed-in tariffs for solar, wind, biogas, biomass and hydroelectric projects developed under a 168 MW renewable energy scheme which is being implemented after a new clean energy law came into force in March 2018. The legislation – which transposed EU renewables directive 2009/28/EC – introduced net metering for solar systems no larger than 200 kW and fixed tariffs for PV projects ranging in size from 10 kW to 1 MW, and for solar plants with a generation capacity larger than 1 MW. Some 18 months after the provisions came into force ANRE has calculated the tariffs, which will go out to public consultation. Generous rates The tariff for projects with a 10 kW-1 MW capacity was set at MDL1.79/kWh ($0.10). The Moldovan government intends to allocate around 15 MW of capacity for systems that size and to award a 15-year tariff, with state-owned energy distributor Energocom the sole buyer of the electricity generated. The 15-year tariff paid to projects with a capacity larger than 1 MW will be determined by an auction regime for which the details have not yet been finalized. A commission has been created to prepare the guidelines and auctions are expected to start early in the new year. Net-metered customers will receive MDL0.90-1-10, depending on their power distributor, for excess energy exported to the grid. Solar project developers which include the cost of plants in share capital also qualify for VAT exemption. Need for solar According to the latest statistics published by the International Renewable Energy Agency, Moldova had only 2 MW of installed PV capacity at the end of last year. The country desperately needs more clean energy capacity as it has promised the European Union it will source at least 10% of its electricity consumption from renewables by next year. “There are not and there will be no developments until the fixed tariffs for projects up to 1 MW will be approved and auctions for larger plants will start,” Vitali Zveaghintev, founder of installer Zaw Energy told pv magazine. “After a long period of inaction and silence on the part of the authorities – although the law was approved and entered into force – now that the tariffs were calculated and public consultations were started by ANRE we feel more optimism and enthusiasm among investors, installers and citizens interested in environmental issues.” Zveaghintev said tax breaks, reduction or exemption of VAT for renewable project components, and mandating solar on new buildings, would help Moldova secure much-needed renewables capacity. “The best practices adopted by European countries should be evaluated and transferred here,” he added. Moldova relies heavily on electricity imported from Ukraine and Moldovan breakaway state Transnistria.
Sep 19, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, auctions, Europe, Moldova, ANRE, Vitali Zveaghintev, Zaw Energy
Moldova presents feed-in tariff for small scale solar
Moldovan power regulatory authority ANRE has actually accepted 15-year feed-in tolls (FITs) for renewable resource projects with a generation capability of no greater than 1 MW. When released in the nation's main journal in the following couple of days, the recommended FIT toll was sent for public assessment 5 months earlier and also the repayment will certainly come right into pressure. The solar FIT has actually climbed a little from the suggested MDL1.79/ kWh to MDL1.88 ($ 0.105671). Programmers that safeguard a FIT agreement will certainly have 2 years to obtain projects grid linked. The federal government anticipates to drive 15 MW of brand-new solar capability under the FIT program for tiny range ranges. Public auctions The ANRE will certainly make use of public auctions to acquire 25 MW of bigger project capability. The regulatory authority has actually mentioned the public auctions will certainly have an MDL1.88 toll ceiling. The European Bank for Reconstruction and also Development claimed in October 2018 the Moldovan federal government wished to begin renewables public auctions in 2014 yet that never ever occurred. When public auctions are anticipated to begin, Regulator the ANRE has actually not defined. The federal government intends to designate 168 MW of renewables generation ability via its brand-new FIT degrees. Solar projects safeguarded the 2nd most charitable FIT degree, behind the MDL1.96/ kWh allocated for biomass-based co-generation. Biogas co-generation plans will certainly make MDL1.84/ kWh, wind projects MDL1.55 as well as hydro centers MDL0.97. State-owned power supplier Energocom will certainly be the single customer of the tidy electrical energy created. "With the last authorization of the FITs, the Moldovan authorities verified their rate of interest for the advancement of renewable resources in our nation," stated Vitali Zveaghintev, owner of installer Zaw Energy. Moldova depends greatly on electrical power imported from Ukraine as well as the breakaway Moldovan state of Transnistria. Moldova had just 2 MW of mounted solar ability at the end of 2018, according to International Renewable Energy Agency stats.
Mar 2, 2020 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Policy, Europe, Moldova, FITs
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