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14 Sep 2012

BULGARIA: Grid connection fees for RES power plants introduced by SWERC

The State Energy and Water Regulation Commission retro-actively introduced temporary grid connection tariffs for renewable energy power plants.

In contradiction with the Law on Renewable Energy Sources, which guarantees a fixed income to the investors for a period of 12-20 years (according to their grid connection contract and feed-in-tariff), the newly introduced grid connection taxes will drastically decrease the investor’s incomes by 10% for wind power plants which have started electricity production before 2011; by 20% for PV power plants commissioned in 2011 and by 39% for those commissioned in 2012. 

CHANGES IN FEED-IN TARIFFS AND GRID ACCES FEES FOR RES IN BULGARIA

  Feed-in tariffs (EUR) Grid access fee (effective from 18.09.2012) New price Price falldown (%)
PP with PV modules above 5 KWp (feed-in tariffs announced with decision C-018/31.03.2010) 372,37 74,47 297,90 -20,00
PP with PV modules above 5 KWp (feed-in tariffs announced with decision C-018/30.03.2011) 357,45 71,49 285,96 -20,00
For PVPP with feed-in tariffs announced with decision C-18/20.06.2011
PVPP with installed capacity of 30 kWp to 200 kWp, commissioned during the followind period: 01.07.2011-31.12.2011 290,11 58,02 232,09 -20,00
PVPP with installed capacity of 30 kWp  to 200 kWp, commissioned during the followind period: 01.01.2012-30.06.2012 290,11 113,14 176,97 -39,00
PVPP with installed capacity above 200 kWp, commissioned during the followind period: 01.07.2011-31.12.2011 248,28 49,66 198,62 -20,00
PVPP with installed capacity above 200 kWp, commissioned during the followind period: 01.01.2012-30.06.2012 248,28 96,83 151,45 -39,00
For PVPP with feed-in tariffs announced with decision C-18/28.06.2012
PVPP with installed capacity of 30 kWp  to 200 kWp 188,71 6,67 182,04 -3,53
PVPP with installed capacity > 200 kWp 121,20 6,06 115,14 -5,00
PVPP with installed capacity above 10 000 kWp 120,80 6,04 114,76 -5,00
For PVPP with feed-in tariffs announced with decision C-28/29.08.2012
PVPP with installed capacity up to 30 kWp  98,89 0,99 97,90 -1,00
PVPP with installed capacity of 30 kWp to 200 kWp 96,17 0,96 95,21 -1,00
PVPP with installed capacity of 200 kWp to 10 000 kWp 87,62 0,87 86,75 -0,99
PVPP with installed capacity above 10 000 kWp 86,84 0,87 85,97 -1,00
For Wind PP with feed-in tariffs announced with decision C-18/31.03.2010
Wind power plants operating up to 2250h., with installed capacity of 800 kWt and above 97,45 9,75 87,70 -10,01
Wind power plants operating above 2250h., with installed capacity of 800 kWt and above 89,19 8,92 80,27 -10,00
For Wind PP with feed-in tariffs announced with decision C-18/20.06.2011
Wind power plants operating up to 2250h. 97,66 9,77 87,89 -10,00
Wind power plants operating above 2250h. 88,48 8,85 79,63 -10,00
For Wind PP with feed-in tariffs announced with decision C-18/28.06.2012
Wind power plants operating up to 2250h. 76,03 7,60 68,43 -10,00
Wind power plants operating above 2250h. 67,85 6,78 61,07 -9,99
For Biomass PP with feed-in tariffs announced with decision C-18/28.06.2012
PP with installed capacity up to 5 MW, operating with biomass from wood chips, biomass from forest clearing and other  wood waste materials; 146,89 1,37 145,52 -0,93