In Ukraine, there is a fairly favorable legal and economic field for the start of active use of the “green” tariff both in private households and in commercial facilities that produce electricity from alternative energy sources. The “Green” tariff is relevant for all regions of Ukraine and is clearly regulated by legislative acts that regulate relationships related to the sale and accounting of electric energy produced from solar energy (generating units) by private households and commercial SPPs, and calculations for it, it in particular, the Law of Ukraine “On Alternative Energy Sources” and the Rules of the Retail Electricity Market.
The key features of the Law and the "green" tariff in particular, which allow to accurately determine the potential opportunities for each of the objects specified in the Law:
For simplicity and transparency, the "green" tariff is best divided into two groups, between which there are significant differences:
Stages of registration and commissioning of commercial power plants
Commercial SPPs in Ukraine are a profitable and financially reliable investment. The process of building a station and legal support can be easily combined, which will allow you to have a ready-made working project at the end and start receiving income guaranteed.
To issue a “green” tariff for a commercial power plant, you must:
- Development of a feasibility study (business plan) – from 1 month;
- Registration of a legal entity – up to 1 month (if the legal entity already exists – skip this point);
- Registration of the right to use or lease land – from 6 to 12 months;
- Development of a feasibility study of the possibility of connecting to already existing electrical networks – from 1 month;
- Obtaining technical conditions for connection to the general power grid – up to 2 months;
- Pre-project works – up to 1 month;
- Development of project documentation – 2-3 months;
- Purchase and delivery of equipment – 3-4 months;
- Installation of equipment and connection to the network – 2-3 months;
- Issuance of the electricity producer’s license – up to 1 month;
- Registration of membership in ORE – up to 1 month;
- Examination of the “local component” – up to 1 month;
- Approval of the “green” tariff – up to 2 months;
- Contract for the sale of electricity – up to 1 month;
This list is quite simplified, but still large. As a contractor company, we can help go through all these points so that the project is implemented as quickly as possible. Under the most favorable conditions and with our help, the start-up of a commercial SPP can take place in 1-1.5 years after the preparation of the project, however, we are constantly improving our professional capabilities in order to shorten the terms of the above-mentioned stages.
Tariffs for commercial solar power plants put into operation in the period:
- from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019 – 0.15 Euro (for rooftop SES – 0.163 Euro)
“Green” tariff for private homeowners
It is much easier for a private person to issue a “green” tariff. An electricity producer’s license is not required, and the “local component” is also not taken into account. It is enough to agree the project with your family. The price of the “green” tariff for households is higher than for commercial SPPs. The return on investment in the station can range from 2 to 4 years.
To connect the “green” tariff, you need:
- Pre-project calculations and sketch project;
- Purchase of equipment;
- Installation and commissioning of a solar power plant;
- Submission of an application to the Distribution System Operator (message and connection diagram, installation of a bidirectional meter);
- Opening a bank account;
- Installation of a two-way counter;
- Agreement with the Universal Service Provider on the sale of electricity.
Everything is quite transparent and clear, but if necessary, our company can accompany the client throughout the entire process. We will not only deliver, build and commission a ready-made network power plant with high quality, but also save the owner of the solar plant from unnecessary bureaucratic red tape.
Tariffs for private solar power plants commissioned in the following periods:
- from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019 – 0.18 Euro
- from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2024 – 0.16 Euro
- from January 1, 2025 to December 31, 2029 – 0.14 Euro
Investing in solar energy in Ukraine is promising, because it has the highest “green” tariff in Europe, which will be maintained until 2030.