Support of green electricity may change

The current scheme overly impacts final prices of electricity.

Support for renewable energy in question.Support for renewable energy in question.(Source: TASR)

While renewable energy resources have already become an inseparable part of the primary energy market in Slovakia, support for them remains an issue. This is because the current scheme of support via so-called feed-in tariffs has been increasing electricity prices for all end-users. Stakeholders in the electricity market have been calling for a change for years and now also the Economy Ministry has indicated changes to come.

“We will reform the scheme of support of electricity generation from renewable energy resources as well as combined production of electricity and heat,” said Economy Minister Peter Žiga at a session of the Energy Commission at the parliamentary committee for economic issues on October 24, as cited by the SITA newswire. “Our intention is to curb, but not completely halt support of generation of electricity from renewable resources.”

The idea of the government is to minimise the impact of support for generation of green electricity on end prices.

The ministry plans to submit a revision to the law on support of renewable energy resources as well as combined production of electricity and heat into the legislative process during the first half of 2017, Juraj Rybanský from the Economy Ministry informed.

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