Ukraine adopts reduced PV tariffs05. February 2013 | Applications & Installations, Industry & Suppliers, Markets & Trends | By: Vladislav Vorotnikov
The Ukrainian government has officially adopted reduced tariff rates for photovoltaic systems. Consequently, all systems put into operation from April 1, 2013, will see tariffs decrease by between 16 and 27%.
The amendments announced on February 1 were made to Ukraine’s "On Electric Power Industry" law. Under them, tariffs for biofuels and hydroelectric power have been increased, while those for photovoltaics have been significantly lowered.
As such, tariffs for ground-mounted systems have fallen by 27%, for rooftop systems over 100 kW by 22% and for rooftop systems under 100 kW by 16%. The tariffs are said to be revised on a monthly basis, based on the exchange rate of the euro against the UAH. See table below for the new rates:
Effective green tariff
New green tariff
Retail Tariff for the 2nd Voltage Class Consumers
Peak period coefficient
Ground-mounted PV plants
Rooftop PV systems >0.1 MW
Rooftop PV systems <0.1 MW
Private rooftop PV systems <16 kW
All tariffs are shown in Ukrainian grivna (UAH). 1UAH equals around USD0.12 or €0.10.
The draft law, "On Introducing Changes to the Law of Ukraine 'On the Power Sector'", was first adopted by the parliament last July 4, and then again on November 22. The changes will come into effect on April 1, 2013.
Edited by Becky Beetz.
Gé van Gasteren
Wednesday, 06.02.2013 22:28
I stumbled upon this article and website through a Google Alert. Now I'm asking myself: what is a PV tariff? Obviously, it's obvious to most people in here, as are a "green coefficient", etc., but not to me. Is there no help section with some background info?
Maybe I'm spoiled by the handy inline links in Wikipedia leading to explanations etc? Wait, I searched for "pv tariff" on Wikipedia, and lo, found an article on "feed-in tariff" all right! Only, there a tariff of about 5 UAH/kWh is mentioned, which seems a different animal from the tariffs mentioned in the above article.
Anyway, you get the idea: give us some handles to get our grips on your stuff, please...
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