The European Commission approves support schemes for renewable energy in Luxembourg and Malta
Publication date: 8 September 2016
The European Commission has found plans by Luxembourg and Malta to support power generation from renewable sources to be in line with EU state aid rules. The schemes will increase electricity produced from renewable sources, in line with EU energy objectives, without unduly distorting consortium.
In September 2015, Luxembourg notified its plans to support renewable energy production. The Luxembourg scheme introduces premium payments to support operators of wind, solar, biogas, hydropower and biomass installations The total budget of the measure will be approximately 150 million euro, allocated between 2016 and 2020.
In december 2015, Malta notified plans to support operators of solar photovoltaic and onshore wind installations. Aid would be granted in the form of a premium payment on top of the market price. According to the plans, onshore wind developers can also tender for support if an eligible site receives development consent during the lifetime of the scheme. The total budget of the measure will be approximately 140 million euro, allocated between 2016 and 2020.
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