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Ukraine: The Green Tariff

One of the most effective national policies that is having the greatest impact on reducing Ukraine greenhouse gas emissions is the feed-in tariff also known as “The Green Tariff.”

“The Green Tariff” policy, a feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme for electricity generated from renewable energy sources, was introduced in Ukraine in 2009. The law guaranteed grid access for renewable energy producers (small hydro up to 10 MW, wind, biomass, photovoltaic and geothermal). The rate of the “green” tariff for each electricity-generating company depends on the kind of sources of energy it uses. This rate is higher than the rate applicable to energy producers based on traditional energy sources. The scheme will be open until 1st of January 2030.

In 2015, Power plants using renewable energy sources generated 1.75 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity, or 1% of total electricity production in the Ukraine. For comparison, in 2011 the amount was only 0.17%. Such positive statistics is a result of an effective Law.

A second amendment of the Green Tariff System was introduced on the 4th of June 2015. This amendment introduced the “green” tariff for purchase of electricity produced by solar and wind power plants with a capacity of up to 30 kW. The green tariff rate is fixed to the euro, which neutralizes the inflation risks. Today 430 private households have already installed solar panels with total installed capacity of 5.06 MW. For comparison, in 2015 there were 244 such homeowners and in 2014 only 21.

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