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SETT Seminar presentation

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SETT Seminar presentation

  1. 1. LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME Solar energy policy in Latvia Project: Solar Think Tank Klaipeda, LithuaniaDIDZIS DEJUS, EKO darbi, Latvia
  2. 2. POLICY DOCUMENTS«Solar radiation in Latvia is at relatively low intensity.The total solar energy is 1109 kwh/m2 what is littlemore than in Scandinavian countries. Solar energymight be used from last decade of April till firstdecade in September.»These 2 sentences are used to «copy» and «paste» inpolicy documents since 2002 2 5/30/2012 LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME
  3. 3. FEED IN TARIFF INTRODUCED 2009Pursuant to Cabinet Regulation No 198 (February, 24,2009) mandatory procurement rights for (...) solarshall be allocated by a tender procedure, evaluatingthe compliance of submitted applications againstadministrative and qualitative evaluation criteriaSolar quota 0,01% of yearly energy consumptionQuota under procurement – 0,67 MWFiT – 0,43 EUR/kWAwarded to 2 companies - 0,65 MW to SIA Kvēle 3 5/30/2012 LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME
  4. 4. FEED IN TARIFFS SINCE 2010Pursuant to Cabinet Regulation No 262(March, 16, 2010) mandatory procurement rights for(...) solar shall be allocated by a tenderprocedure, evaluating the compliance of submittedapplications against administrative and qualitativeevaluation criteriaNo positive decisions, because no new quotaawarded 4 5/30/2012 LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME
  5. 5. ACTION PLAN 2020 Directive 2009/28 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sourcesQ: Are there specific procedures, for example simplenotification, for small-scale, decentralized installations(such as solar panels on buildings or biomass boilers inbuildings)?A: Currently no special procedures for smalldecentralized installations have been implemented. 5 5/30/2012 LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME
  6. 6. ACTION PLAN 2020Q: Are there specific procedures, for example simplenotification, for small-scale, decentralized installations(such as solar panels on buildings or biomass boilers inbuildings)?A: Currently no special procedures for smalldecentralized installations have been implemented. 6 5/30/2012 LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME
  7. 7. SOLAR PV TARGET 2020 7 5/30/2012 LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME
  8. 8. UPCOMING POLICY DOCUMENTSMinistry of Economics in 2010 drafted Renewableenergy law what has been in Parliament (approved in2nd reading) since: The Law: plans to introduce principle of net metering for households Require to adopt secondary legislation for implementing net metering principleMinistry of Economics started to draft new EnergyStrategy in 2011 8 5/30/2012 LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME
  9. 9. AS IS SITUATION WITHOUT POLICY ~ 40 kW solar PV installations and ~ 50 kW solar thermal installations by solar enthusiasts Climate change programs (CO2 quota) as investment subsidy programs since 2010 Limited information: On installations even if public financing involved On technologies used On real energy output On motivation behind installations 9 5/30/2012 LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME
  10. 10. For additional information andpresentations download please visit: www.solarthinktank.eu 10 5/30/2012 LIEPĀJAS PILSĒTAS DOME

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