Electricity act 2007 created legal basis for creation of feed-in tariff for renewable electricity. Decree No. 389/2007 on the obligatory dispatch and purchase of electricity generated from waste or from renewable energy sources introduced feed-in tariff in Hungary. The provisions of the Decree entered into force with the beginning of 2008. The support programme was last amended in 2014.
Feed-in tariff programme is the main support policy for deployment of renewables in Hungary.
Eligible technologies are solar PV, geothermal energy, biogas, hydropower, biomass and wind. However, onshore wind installations receive feed-in tariff level through calls of application.
The feed-in tariff rates differ according to various factors:
- time of day: peak, valley and deep-valley period;
- area where plant is commissioned;
- period of the year (summer and winter time tariff differentiation);
- plant capacity (two different rates: up to 20 MW, 20MW-50MW)
Feed-in tariffs in Hungary are revised every year on 1st of January.
Feed-in tariff 1 January 2014
RES except hydro and solar PV
RES except hydro and wind
> 50 MW