Estonia feed-in premium

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Last updated: 10 October 2019

Estonia adopted feed-in premium in 2007. The law was amended several times since then.

A variable feed-in premium is paid to producers of renewable electricity on top of the electricity price. The feed-in premium is paied out for a period of 12 years starting from the commissioning date.

The premium amounts to EUR 53.7/MWh and is awarded at the same rate to all renewable technologies. Premium of EUR 32/MWh is paid ouy to CHP plans with capacity less than 10 MW using waste, peat or oil-shale gas. These are awarded to project under development in 2016.

In a July 2012 agreement, Estonia looked to replace the feed-in premium. All renewables-sourced generating capacity will receive a feed-in premium of EUR 93/MWh, inclusive of the electricity market price. This premium will apply to projects commissioned by the end of 2017 (end of 2019 for wind projects). After that, projects have to participate in auctions, which the government can launch, if there is a chance it might not reach its 2020 renewable electricity target or if it aims to benefit from statistical transfers.