The Application of the Regulation on the Use of Renewable Energy and Cogeneration

The Application of the Regulation on the Use of Renewable Energy and Cogeneration

On June 1st 2010, the Federation Government adopted the Regulation on the use of renewable energy and cogeneration and on March 7th 2011 the Decree on Amendments to this Regulation, which established the beginning of the first application in May 2011. On the basis of this Regulation, Elektroprivreda in Federation are bound from May 1st 2011

On June 1st 2010, the Federation Government adopted the Regulation on the use of renewable energy and cogeneration and on March 7th 2011 the Decree on Amendments to this Regulation, which established the beginning of the first application in May 2011.

On the basis of this Regulation, Elektroprivreda in Federation are bound from May 1st 2011 to indicate the amount of
compensation on bills to encourage the use of renewable sources that all customers pay the calculated consumption in kWh.

The aim of the Regulation is a greater impetus to production and consumption of electricity from renewable sources, and this energy is produced in power plants that use only renewable energy sources.

Renewable energy means energy sources that are constantly in nature and which are renewed in whole or in part, specifically energy streams, wind, biomass, biogas, gas from landfills, agricultural gas, sewage gas, geothermal and solar energy.

Production of energy encourages the repurchase obligation of the electric power industry by guaranteed prices that are significantly higher than the cost from existing plants.

The guaranteed purchase prices are different and depend on the size and type of resources, such as: for solar power from 36.78 to 91.95 for the F / kWh; for biomass power plants: from 16.18 to 18.02 F / kWh; for geothermal power from 17.78 to 19.00 F / KWh; small hydroelectric power from 12.38 to 14.34 F / kWh, wind 15.33 F / kWh.

For comparison, the current purchase price for small hydropower plants was 9.16 F / kWh.

In order to provide funds to pay for electricity producers from renewable sources at a guaranteed above mentioned price; the Regulation is of benefit to encourage the use of renewable sources, which are paid by all consumers of electricity in the Federation.

In addition to these purposes, the funds raised by way of compensation will be used to finance the operators of renewable energy sources should be established within 12 months from the date of entry into force of the Regulation.

Unit amounts of these fees are determined by the Regulation of differentiated consumption categories and amounts:

– 0.1 F / kWh for the category of customers on the power level of 0.4 kV

– 0.08 F / kWh for the category of customers on the power level of 10 kV

– 0.07 F / kWh for the category of customers on the power level of 35 kV

– 0.05 F / kWh for the category of customers on the power level of 110 kV

To illustrate the benefits to the customer from the category of the household who spends 300 kWh per month, amount to 0.3 km.

On the basis of the Decree, the obligation of suppliers (Electric Power in FBiH) from May 1st 2011 is to provide the
customer on their bills as a separate item to indicate the total amount of compensation for promoting a product that represents a unit charge and total calculated consumption in kWh.

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