Renewable Energy feed-in tariff programme (REFIT 1) providing a financial incentive in the form of - long term feed-in tariffs designed specifically to encourage new capacity development in individual categories in proven technologies and - short term feed-in tariffs to support the developmen of emerging ocean energy technologies.
The fixed price tariffs for proven technologies are indexed to the annual change in the national consumer price index (CPI). The prices by category as published (2005), were:
REFIT 1 tariff prices EURcents per kWh
> 5 MW
< 5 MW
Biomass (landfill gas)
< 5 MW
Ocean energy (wave and tidal)
The fixed price for ocean energy (wave and tidal) is Eur 22 per Kilowatt hour without indexation. The price will be available to projects operating at a full size offshore national test facility as part of the domestic RD&D programme for ocean energy.
REFIT 1closed for new projects on 31 December 2009.
In 2012 REFIT 2 and 3 programmes were opened.