HUNGARY RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

In Hungary, electricity from renewable energy sources is supported mainly by a feed-in-tariff. Household-sized power plants can benefit from net metering. In general, subsidy programmes also promote the use of renewable energy sources in the electricity and heating sector. However, currently no such programme is available due to exhausted funds and termination of the application period. The main support scheme for the use of renewable energy in the transportation sector is a quota system supplemented by a reimbursement of excise duty. HUNGARY RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

Renewable energy plants shall be given priority grid connection and grid access. The costs for the connection of renewable energy plants to and the expansion of the grid are borne either by the plant operator or by the grid operator, depending on certain criteria.

There are a number of policies intending to promote the development, installation and use of RES installations. However, some policies are currently not available due to exhausted funds of the related subsidy programmes. HUNGARY RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

ELECTRICITY

Support schemes

In Hungary, electricity from renewable sources is supported mainly through a feed-in tariff. In general, additional support is provided by subsidy programmes for the use of renewable energy sources. However, currently no such programme is available due to exhausted funds and termination of the application period.

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Grid issues

The Act on Electric Energy (Act No. LXXXVI of 2007) gives priority grid connection and access to electricity generated from renewable energy. Furthermore, it imposes restrictions on electricity imports to the benefit of renewable energy.

The costs for the connection of renewable energy plants to and the expansion of the grid are borne either by the plant operator or by the grid operator, depending on certain criteria.

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Policies

The following policies aim at promoting the installation, usage and distribution of RES-installations in Hungary. There are vocational trainings with limited relevance for RES-installations. Furthermore, there is a recommendation in place for considering the use renewable energy sources in new buildings. Finally, there is a programme in place on the exemplary role of central government agencies and applies to projects which aim at increasing the energy efficiency of public buildings and which foster the use of renewable energy sources. Policies on certification programmes for RES installation and on the support of RES-H infrastructure are currently not available due to exhausted funds of the related subsidy programmes. HUNGARY RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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HEATING AND COOLING

Support schemes

In general, support for the use of renewable energy sources for generating heat is provided by subsidy programmes under the Environmental and Energy Efficiency Operative Programmes (EEOP) financed through European Union funds, by national support schemes under the Green Investment Scheme (Zöld Beruházási Rendszer – ZBR) and by the EEA (European Economic Area) grants. However, currently no calls for projects are open due to exhausted funds or termination of the application period.

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Policies

The following policies aim at promoting the installation, usage and distribution of RES-installations in Hungary. There are vocational trainings with limited relevance for RES-installations. Furthermore, there is a recommendation in place for considering the use renewable energy sources in new buildings. Finally, there is a programme in place on the exemplary role of central government agencies and applies to projects which aim at increasing the energy efficiency of public buildings and which foster the use of renewable energy sources. HUNGARY RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

Policies on certification programmes for RES installation and on the support of RES-H infrastructure are currently not available due to exhausted funds of the related subsidy programmes.

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TRANSPORT – MOBILITY

Support schemes

In Hungary, the main support scheme for the promotion of renewable energy sources in the transport sector is a quota system. This support scheme obliges fuel retailers to ensure that biofuels and hydrogen make up a certain percentage of their yearly sales.

Further, a tax reimbursement applies to certain biofuels in case of engine development projects and vehicles used in the mining industry and in water management. The amount of biofuels used in these cases cannot be taken into account for quota fulfilment. HUNGARY RENEWABLE INCENTIVES

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Further information

  • Magyar Energetikai és Közműszabályozási Hivatal (MEKH) – Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (HEA)
  • +36 459 7777
  • MEKH website
  • mekh(at)mekh.hu