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National LegislationPublished on 10-12-2010

AUSTRIA
Relevant legislation Austrian Federal Law on the Promotion of CHP (KWK-Gesetz), 2008 DE
Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz (EEG) DE
Erneuerbare-Energien-Wärmegesetz (EEWärmeG) DE
Energiesteuergesetz (EnergieStG) DE
Stromsteuergesetz (StromStG) DE
Responsible government body Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth DE EN
Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety DE EN
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology DE EN
Federal Office of Economics and Export Control BAFA DE EN
Austrian Energy Agency DE
Energie Control GmbH (regulator) DE EN
TIWAG Netz AG (TSO) DE
Other useful links Austrian Cogeneration Platform DE EN
BELGIUM
Relevant federal legislation Tax reduction for CHP NL
Relevant legislation Flanders Law on the promotion of CHP: WKK-Besluit van 7 juli 2006 FR NL
Ministerieel Besluit van 6 oktober 2006 NL
Flanders use of GoO and GC 2006 NL
Flanders Electricity Act NL
Relevant legislation Wallonia Law on the promotion of CHP: Besluit van 30 november 2006 FR NL
Law on the promotion of CHP: Besluit van 30 november 2006 DE
Wallonia Electricity Act FR
Relevant legislation Brussels Law on the promotion of CHP: Besluit van 6 mei 2004 NL
Brussels Electricity Act FR NL
Ministerieel Besluit van 12 oktober 2004 NL
Brussels Regulation on GoO for CHP and RES FR NL
Responsible federal government body Ministry of Climate and Energy NL FR
Commission pour la Régulation de l’Electricité et du Gaz (CREG) FR NL
GREEN Energy Efficiency Network FR NL
Elia  System Operator (TSO Belgium) FR EN
Responsible government body Flanders Flemish government of Energy EN NL
Vlaams Energieagentschap (VEA) NL
VITO NL EN
Flemish Regulator for Electricity and Gas (VREG) NL EN
Responsible government body Wallonia Government of Wallonia FR DE
Ministry of Equipment and Transportation (MET) FR
Wallonia Regional Energy Agency (ERBE) FR EN
Commission wallonne  pour l’Energie  (CWaPe) FR
Responsible government body Brussels Government of Brussels FR NL
ABEA Brussels Energy Agency FR EN
Brussels institut for environmental management (IBGE-BIM) FR NL
BRUGEL (Brussels regulator) FR NL
Other useful links Flanders COGEN Vlaanderen NL
Information on cogeneration Flanders NL
Other useful links Wallonia COGEN Sud FR
Other useful links Brussels Information legislation Brussels FR NL
BULGARIA
Relevant legislation Energy Act

EN


Regulation on GoO from CHP

BG


Regulation on determining the quantity of electricity in CHP

BG

 

Responsible government body Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism BG EN
Executive Environmental Agency BG EN
State Energy Regulatory Commission (DKER) BG EN
Bulgarian Electricity System operator  (TSO) BG EN
Other useful links COGEN Bulgaria EN
The World Law guide EN
Energetika EN
CYPRUS
Relevant legislation Law on the Promotion of Cogeneration and Heat (2006) EL

Law on the regulation of the electricty market (amended 2006) EL
Responsible government body Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism EL EN
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment EL EN
Cyprus Energy Agency EL EN
Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority EL EN
Cyprus Transmission System Operator of Electrical Energy EL EN
CZECH REPUBLIC
Relevant legislation Energy Act No. 458/2000 Coll. EN
Public notice No.439/2005 Coll. CZ EN
Decree on electricity market rules and other conditions No.541/2005 Coll. CZ EN
Responsible government body Ministry of Industry and Trade CZ EN
Ministry of the environment CZ EN
Energy Agency Vysociny (EAV) CZ
Energy Ragulatory Office (ERO) CZ EN
CEPS (TSO) CZ EN
Other useful links COGEN Czech CZ EN
DENMARK
Relevant legislation Electricity Supply Act (Not up to date with amendments) EN
Heat Supply Act EN
National guidelines for CHP GoO DA EN
Responsible government body Ministry of Climate and Energy DA EN
Danish Energy Agency DA EN
Danish Environmental Protection Agency DA EN
Danish Energy Regulatory Authority (DERA) DA EN
Energinet (TSO) DA EN
Other useful links Energy statistics  (Danish Energy Agency) EN
Various publications  (Danish Energy Agency) DA EN
CHP-map 1985 vs 2009  (Danish Energy Agency) EN
ESTONIA
Relevant legislation Electricity Market Act EN
Description of supporting mechanism for renewable and efficient cogeneration electricity producers EN
Responsible government body Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications ET EN
Ministry of environment ET EN
Estonian Energy Market Inspectorate (EMI) ET
Estonian Competition Authority – Energy Regulatory Department EN
Elering OU (TSO) ET EN
OÜ Pohivork ET EN
FINLAND
Relevant legislation Law on the exice taxation of specific fuels 30.12.1996/1260 FI

Act No 1129 on the certification of the origin of electricity FI EN
Responsible government body Ministry of Employment and the Economy FI EN
Energy Market Authority (EMV) FI EN
FINGRID OyJ (TSO) FI EN
Other useful links Finnish Energy Industries FI EN
FRANCE
Relevant legislation Energy Law 2005 FR

Decree on GoO for electricity produced from RES and CHP (2007) FR
Responsible government body Ministère de l’économie, des finances et de l’industrie FR
Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea FR
Government agency for the environment and energy efficiency (ADEME) FR EN
Commission de Regulation de l’Energie (CRE) FR EN
Réseau de transport d’électricité (TSO) FR
Other useful links Association specialised in energy and environmental issues (ATEE) FR
GERMANY
Relevant legislation CHP Law (unofficial consolidated version on the basis of the Federal Law Gazette published on 25.10.2008) DE
Renewable Energy Law EEG (unofficial 2009) DE
CHP Law – main points DE EN
CHP Law – changes from 21.08.2009. DE
Law to accelerate the development of high voltage electricity networks DE
Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz (EEG) DE
Erneuerbare-Energien-Wärmegesetz (EEWärmeG) DE
Energiesteuergesetz DE
Stromsteuergesetz DE
Responsible government body Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety DE EN
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology DE EN
Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) DE
German Energy Agency (DENA) DE EN
Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Posts and Railway (Regulator- BNetzA) DE EN
EnBW Transportnetze AG (TSO) DE EN
Other useful links Germany Trade & Invest DE EN

Bundesverband Kraft-Warme-Kopplung (B.KWK) DE
GREECE
Relevant legislation Law on Generation of Electricity using RES and High-Efficiency CHP and Miscellaneous Provisions (2006) EL EN
Law on Promotion of CHP and other Provisions (2009) EL
Ministerial Decree on Methodology for calculating the co-generated electricity  from high efficiency CHP (2009) EL
Law on Acceleration of the development of RES for handling climate change and other provisions (2010) EL
Responsible government body Ministry of Development, Department for Energy and Natural Resources EL EN
Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change EL EN
The Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) EL EN
Independent grid Operator, Manager of Greek Public Power Transportation (DESMIE; HTSO S.A.) TSO EL EN
Other useful links Hellenic Association for the Cogeneration of Heat and Power (HACHP)

EL

EN

The Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES) EL EN
HUNGARY
Relevant legislation GoO: Hungarian Energy Office (Magyar Energia Hivatal) EN
Responsible government body Ministry of National Development HU EN
Ministry of Rural Development HU EN
Hungarian Energy Office (MEH) HU EN
MAVIR Rt. (TSO) HU EN
Other useful links COGEN Hungary HU
IRELAND
Relevant legislation Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 EN
Electricity Regulation Act 1999 EN
Energy (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2006 (Commencement of Section 6) Order 2009 EN
Electricity Regulation Act 1999 (Appointment of Person To Calculate Power to Heat Ratios of Combined Heat and Power Units) Order 2009 EN
Responsible government body Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

EN

Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government

EN

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEA)

EN

Environmental Protection Agency

EN

Regulator – Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) EN
EirGrid TSO EN
Other useful links Irish CHP Association

EN

Energy in Ireland 1990-2007 EN
ITALY
Relevant legislation Decreto Legislativo 8 febbraio 2007, n.20 IT
Decreto Legislativo 30 maggio 2008 IT
GoO – CHP for high electricity performance IT
Provision for the development of enterprise and energy IT
Decreto Legislativo 29 marzo 2010, n.56 IT
Responsible government body Ministry of Economic Development IT
Ministero dell’ambiente e della tutella del teritorie del mare IT
Agency for new technologies, energy and environment (ENEA) IT EN
The Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Gas (AEE) IT EN
Gestore trasmissione nazionale (GRTN) ISO IT EN
Rete Elettrica Nazionale SpA (Terna) TSO IT EN
Other useful links ITALCOGEN IT EN
LATVIA
Relevant legislation Law on Electricity Market (2005), adopted on 5 May 2005 LV
Regulation No. 221 of Cabinet of Ministers on Electricity Production and the Price Regulation in Cogeneration, adopted on 10 March 2009 LV
Regulation regarding electricity production in cogeneration EN
Responsible government body Ministry of Economics LV EN
Ministry of Environment LV EN
Public Utilities Commission (PUC) LV EN
AS Augstsprieguma tïkls (TSO) LV EN
LITHUANIA
Relevant legislation Rules on Issue of Guarantees of Origin of Electricity produced from High-efficiency Cogeneration (2008). Official Gazette 2008, No 59-2254 LT
Responsible government body Ministry of Economy LT EN
Ministry of Energy LT EN
State Enterprise Energy Agency LT EN
National Control Commission for Prices and Energy (Regulator) LT EN
Lietuvos Energija AB (TSO) LT EN
LUXEMBOURG
Relevant legislation Law on the organisation of the electricity market FR

Law on the rational use of energy (5th August 1993)
Regulation on CHP and electricity generation from RES for units with a max capacity of 1.5 MWe (30 May 1994) FR
Responsible government body Ministry of Economy and Foreign Trade FR
My Energy Luxembourg (Energy Agency) FR DE
Institut Luxembourgeois de Régulation (ILR) FR
CEGEDEL Net (TSO) FR DE
MALTA
Relevant legislation Cogeneration Regulations 2007 EN

Electricity Regulations 2004 EN

Subsidiary Legislation 423.27 EN
Responsible government body Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs (includes energy) EN
Malta Intelligent Energy Management Agency (MIEMA) EN
Malta Resources Authority (MRA) (Regulator) EN
Other useful links
NETHERLANDS
Relevant legislation The Electricity Act 1998 EN
EIA Energylist 2010 NL
Arrangement for Guarantees of Origin electricity production. NL
The Act “Wet belastingen op milieugrondslag” (environmental taxes) NL
Responsible government body Ministry of Economic Affairs NL EN
Agency for Energy and the Environment (Agentschap NL) NL
Office of Energy Regulation Energiekamer (DTE) NL EN
TENNET (TSO) NL EN
Other useful links COGEN Nederland NL EN
COGEN Projects NL EN
De Rijksoverheid NL
POLAND
Relevant legislation Amended Energy Law and Environmental Act 2007 PL

Ordinance on issuing CHP GoO PL
Responsible government body Ministry of Economy PL
National Energy Conservation Agency (KAPE) PL EN
The Energy Regulatory Office of Poland (ERO) PL EN
Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) PL EN
Other useful links KOGEN Polska PL
PORTUGAL
Relevant legislation Decree-Law nº. 23/2010 PT

CHP Decree Law 2008 PT

Regulations on electricity PT
Law nº. 19/2010

PT

Responsible government body Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development PT EN
Directorate General for Energy and Geology (DGEG) PT EN
Portuguese Energy Agency (ADENE) PT EN
The Energy Services Regulatory Authority (ERSE) PT EN
Rede Eléctrica Nacional (REN) (TSO) PT EN
Other useful links COGEN Portugal PT EN
ROMANIA
Relevant legislation The Electricity Law (2007) EN
Government Decision on the promotion of co-generation based on the effective thermal energy demand (2007) RO EN
Government Decision on the approval procedure for issuing guarantees of origin for electricity produced by high efficiency cogeneration. (2008) RO
Responsible government body Ministry of Economy, Trade and Business Environment RO EN
Ministry of regional development and tourism RO EN
Ministry of Environment and Forests RO EN
Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE) RO EN
National Regulatory Authority for Municipal Services (ANRSC) RO
C.N. Transelectrica S.A.(TSO) RO EN
Other useful links COGEN Romania RO EN
SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Relevant legislation Energy Act 2004 SK
Energy Act updated 2008 SK

Energy Market Rules 2007 SK
Responsible government body Ministry of Economy SK EN

Slovak Energy Agency (SEA) SK
Slovak Innovation and Energy Agency SK
Regulatory Office for Network Industries (URSO) SK EN
SEPS – Slovenska elektrizacna prenosova sustava TSO SK EN
SLOVENIA
Relevant legislation Energy Act SI EN
Cogeneration status and support legislation SI EN
Decree on issuing the GO for electricity SI
Responsible government body Ministry of Economy – Department of Energy SI EN
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning SI EN
Slovenian Energy Agency SI EN
ELES – Elektro Slovenija (TSO) SI EN
Other useful links Jožef Stefan Institut SI EN
SPAIN
Relevant legislation Royal Decree 616/2007, entered into force on the 11th of May, on the Promotion of CHP. ES
Royal Decree 616/2007, entered into force on the 25th of May 2008, on the regulation of electricity produced on special regime. ES
Decree on the CHP GoO 2007 ES
Decree on CHP Summary EN
Responsible government body Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce ES EN
Ministry of Environment ES EN
National Commission for Energy (CNE) Regulator ES EN
Red Eléctrica de Espana (REE) TSO ES EN
Other useful links COGEN Espana ES
SWEDEN
Relevant legislation Lag (2003:113) om elcertifikat (law on Green Electricity Certificate (2003:113)) revised 2010. SE
Relevant legislation Lag (2003:113) om elcertifikat (law on Green Electricity Certificate (2003:113)) revised 2010. SE
Responsible government body Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications SE EN
Swedish Energy Agency SE EN
Energy Markets Inspectorate (EI) Regulator SE EN
Svenska Kraftnät TSO SE EN
Other useful links Energy in Sweden 2008 EN
UNITED KINGDOM
Relevant legislation Energy Act 2008 document EN
Summary Energy Act 2008 EN
Energy Act 2008 detailed EN
Enhanced Capital Allowances detailed EN
Enhanced Capital Allowances summary EN
Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption: EN
Renewables obligation detailed EN
Renewables obligation (RO) summary EN
Brief legislation EN
Responsible government body Department of Energy and Climate Change EN
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs EN
HM Treasury responsible for the Enhanced Capital Allowances EN
HM Treasury responsible for the Climate Change Levy (CCL) exemption EN
Energy Savings Trust (EST) EN
Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) Regulator EN
National Grid Company (NG) TSO EN
Other useful links Combined Heat & Power Association (CHPA) EN
CHPQA programme EN