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Subsidies for wind turbines

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 4 July 2012
Subsidies depend on when the turbine is connected to the grid and its age, whilst ownership has no influence. Turbines bought prior to the end of 1999 are eligible for a subsidy that together with the market price ensure a tariff of 60 øre/kWh until the full load hour allowance is used up, and thereafter 43 øre/kWh until the turbine is 10 years old. A premium of 10 øre/kWh until the turbine is 20 years old is subsequently eligible. The premium is regulated in accordance with the market price, as the total of the two must not exceed 36 øre/kWh. Turbines connected to the grid in the period 2000-2002 are eligible for a subsidy that together with the market price ensures a tariff of 43 øre/kWh for 22,000 full load hours. A premium of 10 øre/kWh until the turbine is 20 years old is subsequently eligible. The premium is regulated in accordance with the market price, as the total of the two must not exceed 36 øre/kWh. Turbines connected to the grid in the period 2003 - 2004 are eligible for a premium of 10 øre/kWh until the turbine is 20 years old. The premium is regulated in accordance with the market price, as the total of the two must not exceed 36 øre/kWh. Turbines connected to the grid from1 January 2005 are eligible for a premium of 10 øre/kWh until the turbine is 20 years old. Offshore wind parks financed by electricity utilities or subject to tender are subsidised according to separate rules.

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