DENMARK RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

In Denmark, electricity from renewable sources is mainly promoted through a premium tariff and net-metering. Renewable energy sources for heating purposes are exempt from the tax obligations on the production, supply and use of energy sources. The use of biogas for heating purposes is supported through a direct tariff. DENMARK RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

The main incentive for renewable energy use in transport is a quota system. Selling of biogas for transport purposes is supported through a direct tariff. Access of electricity from renewable energy sources to the grid shall be granted according to the principle of non-discrimination. With regard to the use of the grid, renewable energy shall be given priority. The connection of a heat generation plant to a district heating network in Denmark always involves grid development, since the construction of a plant must occur simultaneously with the development of the district heating grid.

There are a number of policies aiming at promoting the development, installation and use of RES installations. DENMARK RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

ELECTRICITY

Support schemes

In Denmark, electricity from renewable sources is promoted through a premium tariff and net-metering. In addition, local initiatives for the construction of wind energy plants are supported through loan guarantees. Small renewable electricity generation installations deemed to be of strategic importance in Denmark are eligible for a subsidy. DENMARK RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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Grid issues

In Denmark, access of electricity from renewable energy sources to the grid is mainly governed by the general legislation on energy and shall be granted according to the principle of non-discrimination. Electricity from renewable sources is subject to special provisions only with regard to the use of the grid, in which renewable energy shall be given priority. The grid users are not entitled to the expansion of the grid. DENMARK RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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Policies

The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and use of RES installations: There are 2 training programmes for RES-installers, a certification scheme for wind energy plants, two different research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programmes and an obligation to use renewable heating in new and renovated buildings.

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HEATING AND COOLING

Support schemes

In Denmark there are several taxes on the production, supply and use of energy sources for heating purposes. Renewable energy sources are exempt from these tax obligations. Moreover, the use of biogas for heating purposes is supported through a direct premium tariff.

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Grid issues

Due to the nature of heat supply, the connection of a heat generation plant to a district heating network is closely linked to the construction of the plant. Grid connection always involves grid development, since the construction of a plant must occur simultaneously with the development of the district heating grid.

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Policies

The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and use of RES installations: There are 2 training programmes for RES-installers, a certification scheme for wind energy plants, two different research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programmes and an obligation to use renewable heating in new and renovated buildings. DENMARK RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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TRANSPORT – MOBILITY

Support schemes

The main incentive for renewable energy use in transport is a quota system. This scheme obliges companies importing or producing petrol, gas or diesel fuels to ensure that biofuels make up a defined percentage of the company’s total annual fuel sales. Furthermore, biofuels are supported through tax incentives. Moreover selling of biogas for transport purposes is supported though a direct premium tariff.

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