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Best practice paper for the International Feed-In Cooperation – second edition


This paper, Best practice paper for the International Feed-In Cooperation, intends to show the wide range of different feed-in tariff designs applied in the European Union.

The first version of this report was written in the framework of the International Feed-In Cooperation with the goal to describe and analyze the feed-in tariff designs applied in the Member States of the European Union. Innovative design options to reduce the electricity generation costs as well as the costs for society were presented and investigated. Furthermore the questions of distributing the costs of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-E) support and how to improve the integration of RES-E into the electricity grid were covered.

Best practice examples were analysed and their consequences for RES-E generators and electricity consumers were described. In line with the keen demand for the first version of the ‘Best-Practice Paper’, a revision and extension is carried out within this paper so as to consider the changes experienced of the strongly dynamic RES-policy framework.

This second edition focuses on selected issues, which have been introduced or undergone important changes between 2006 and summer 2008. The new tariffs of Bulgaria and Latvia – both countries apply feed-in tariff since summer 2007 – as well as the new feed-in tariffs for small installations in Italy are included, though not discussed extensively. Additionally the new tariffs in Germany, decided in June 2008 are included. Although the new German tariffs enter into force as from 1st January 2009 they represent the effective incentive because tariffs for most technologies are raised.

Read Best practice paper for the International Feed-In Cooperation.

You can also read the third edition of the paper.