This session is devoted to the design of feed-in tariff schemes for the large-scale dissemination of on-grid renewable energy technologies in developing countries. More than 50 countries have adopted a feed-in tariff both in developed and developing countries.
Designed carefully, feed-in tariff laws are considered to be one the most cost-effective measure to support renewable energy technologies. In the case of developing countries, there is a need to balance conflicting priorities, especially when it comes to national development objectives such as health, education, employment etc, whereby environmental issues can often be considered as secondary. Therefore the complementary benefits that renewables can bring and the cost of mechanisms to support renewable energy technologies needs to be weighed; renewable energy policies need to be linked to development policies.
After a brief introduction on the motivations to introduce renewable energy policies in developing countries, the session 3 examines the way to design and implement effective feed-in tariff: how to determine the eligible producer and technologies, how to calculated support levels, how to differentiate tariff payment, when to revise tariffs and plan tariff degression, etc.