On August 9th, 2019 the long-awaited Italian Ministerial Decree for the promotion of the renewable power plants was published on the Italian Official Journal.
The Decree’s main features concern the following topics:
- procedures (Registers and Auctions) and requirements to access the new incentive mechanisms supporting the diffusion of photovoltaic (excluding PV plants located on agricultural land and PV plants which do not use new components), wind, hydroelectric and sewage gas plants;
- favoring specific types of plants as opposed to others on the basis of their higher environmental compatibility providing that:
- photovoltaic systems up to 100 kW for personal consumption and installed on buildings are awarded with a prize of Euro 10 per MWh on the share of the net production consumed on site. The prize is awarded retrospectively on condition that the energy consumed exceeds 40% of net production
- photovoltaic systems whose modules are installed in place of roofs on which the complete removal of eternity or asbestos is operated, are entitled, in addition to incentives on electricity, to an additional economic premium equal to a price of 12/MWh on all energy produced
- some power plants benefit of the priority criteria for establishing the ranking: photovoltaic power plants and wind power plants located on closed and restored landfills and their allotments, quarries not subject to further extraction, or those located in sites of national interest; power plants connected with the electricity grid and the recharging stations of electric cars (provided that the recharging capacity is not less than 15% of the capacity of the system and that each station has a capacity of at least 15 kW)
- provisions for long-term renewable energy purchase agreements.
The first call for tenders will be opened on September 30th 2019. The last one will occur in September 2021, unless an indicative average annual cost of incentives of 5.8 billion euros per year will be reached before the last call.
Should you need any information on the Decree please contact our
Administrative Law, Energy and Natural Resources Department
Avv. Giannalberto Mazzei