Renewable energy

State of compliance

There were no improvements in the transposition and implementation of the renewables acquis during the reporting period in Kosovo*.

In November 2020, the State aid authority of Kosovo* made a decision regarding non-compliant State support to renewables. It found that an administratively set feed-in tariff for photovoltaic projects with a total installed capacity of 20 MW does not comply with the State aid acquis because it has not been notified to the competent State aid authority before it was granted and it is not in line with the Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy.

In Kosovo*, any electricity customer connected to the low voltage distribution network with installed capacity not higher than 100 kW can apply to its supplier to obtain the status of a self-consumer using a net billing scheme. This seems to function well in practice with 56 self-consumers connected and many new applications in the pipeline.

Priorities for Kosovo* should be the introduction of a market-based support scheme in line with the State Aid Guidelines and transposition of provisions related to sustainability of biofuels. At the same time, an electronic system for guarantees of origin should be established.