Fixed Tariff for PV in Romania this year ? The announced feed-in tariff may range from 186 to 200 euro per generated MWh according to the method proposed by ANRE (National Regulatory Authority for Energy) and endorsed by the European Commission.

Probably the most pressing issue in the photovoltaic industry in Romania is waiting to clarify, the feed-in tariff / fixed tariff, issue widely discussed in Romania Solar Summit 2013 and was the biggest event in both the Romanian Chamber of PV in n from across the industry . The ANRE (energy regulator) repeated postponements confirm the advent toustatherou invoices as an alternative to the current support scheme for renewable energy which now includes green certificates.

According to Zoltan Nagy, a member of the Board ANRE, the long-awaited decision could be announced after the board meeting following however, we hope that it expects to set the settings until the end of this month. Although the amount is under discussion at this point Nagy offers a more accurate idea of how developers PV could get when it comes into force.

Since the amount of feed-in tariff will be equivalent to those of the three green certificates added to the price of energy, a simple calculation spokesman ANRE made based on the current trading price of green certificates found for EUR186 per MW. However, could increase and possibly reach 200 or more: “We’ll see if the amount of € 186 / MW is enough or should go to 200 euros/MW, but should also consider how sustainable this scheme respect to energy suppliers and network administrators (Enel, EON, Electrica etc).

A more sustainable and functional alternative for green certificates issued by Transelectrica (the national company of Energy Transportation), the feed-in tariff applies to producers of renewable energy building projects with an installed capacity of 1MW or 2MW maximum for units in Romania.
This is in contrast with the green certificates scheme which have a a variable price, depending on the trading market is a fixed amount. Especially for small businesses in the industry this is a necessity for their financial model financing / growth / expansion.

The feed-in tariff is widely considered necessary for the further development of the PV market, where projects were developed with harsh and long financial conditions from bank and other institutions.

In any case, even if the feed-in tariff is to be established this year, it will be most certainly delayed. Previous announcement was likely to finish the feed-in-tariff this March – April 2014, even after the European Commission approval.