The 2005 Electricity Act was enacted to implement Hungarys accession to the EU and the Renewables Directive (2001/77/EC). Hungary was set an indicative target of 3.6% for the contribution of renewables to electricity generation by 2010, compared to a contribution of 0.5% in 2000. The existing feed-in tariff scheme was maintained. By 2006, the government of Hungary estimated that this target had been reached and exceeded.
The 2005 Act included certain amendments to the previous electricity act:
- The eligibility limit on renewable energy plant generation capacity of 100 kW was removed.