Luxembourg: increase of FIT for renewables

Luxembourg has increased the feed-in tariffs for almost all renewable energy sources. Biogas incentive increased by 31%, while biogas from sewage sludge raised by 44%.

The new green electricity regulation was published on August 8 in the 154th Official Journal of the Grand Duchy. The new rules will contribute to achieving the government’s goal to increase the share of renewable energy by 2020 from the current level about three to eleven percent.

The feed-in tariff for electricity from wind power increased by 13%, electricity from hydropower plants by 56% and biomass was approved with 11% increase. For biogas the increase amounts to 31%, while gas from sewage treatment plants raised by 44%. Only the feed-in tariff for electricity from solar plants with a capacity up to 30 kW is not increased due to sinking investment costs.

Biomethane plants with injection into gas grid are included in the regulation, if the first injection took place between 1 January 2014 and 1 January 2017.

The new feed-in tariffs are valid for 15 years.