The «green tariff» is perhaps one of the main factors of alternative energetics attractiveness along with its environmental friendliness and significant savings opportunities. Besides, the «green tariff» offers the owners of solar plants an opportunity to both cut down energy costs and gain income.

Despite the fact that the state, in fact, encourages operations of commercial SPPs, obtaining the «green tariff» is a process not as simple and fast as we would like it to be, but obviously a worthwhile one.

Procedure for obtaining the ‘green tariff’ for legal entities

  • Technical and economic substantiation (TES) drafting – term ranges from 1 month. TES stands for the technical and economic substantiation, being in fact, the solar plant-related business plan. The drafting process comprises selection of equipment, registration of property rights (ranging from 3 months) and filing of documents to the National Commission on Regulation of Electric-Power Industry (1 month).
  • Legal entity and land title registration - a term ranging from 1 month. Of course, you can insert «production and sale of electricity» to the Articles of Association of the existing legal entity, but lawyers advise to establish a new one.
  • Development of design documentation (term ranges from 3 months).
  • At this stage it is important to employ professionals, since lack of experience can play a low-down trick on you.
  • Agreement on connection to the networks (term ranges from 1 month). The agreement should be concluded with a regional power distribution company or with Ukrenergo National Power Company depending on the solar plant capacity. According to regulatory documents:
    • plants with a capacity of up to 10 MW should be connected to regional power distribution company networks,
    • while regarding those with a capacity ranging from 10 MW to 70 MW the decision is taken depending on the technical and economic substantiation study results,
    • and plants with a capacity exceeding 70 MW should be connected to Ukrenergo backbone networks.
  • Connecting to the network (term ranges from 1 month to 6 months). This stage is required to establish the infrastructure between the SPP and the urban network. Financial costs depend on remoteness of the solar energy facility from the public network as well as on the state of the network itself.
  • Certification by the State Architectural and Construction Supervision Authority or obtaining a readiness for operation declaration (3 months). The State Architectural and Construction Supervision Authority is a supervising body, coordination with which is carried out at the plant construction stage.
  • Obtaining a license (1.5-3 months). Obtaining electricity producer licenses is necessary for businesses.
  • «Green tariff» approval (2 months). The near-final stage to be undergone after all the necessary documentation has been collected.
  • Registration of membership in the Wholesale Electricity Market. The Wholesale Electricity Market implies economic sphere of electrical power circulation as that of a commodity both within the state as such and its power system. On the average, the WEM Council adopts a decision on membership within one month after the filing of documents.
  • Agreement for sale of electric power at the «green tariff». The agreement should be concluded with Energorynok State Enterprise on the basis of a model agreement adopted by the National Commission on Regulation of Electric-Power Industry. After conclusion of the agreement you are allowed to launch the plant into operation and meet your objectives.

The «green tariff» is set for the period until January 1, 2030 for both commercial and household solar energy facilities.

Ekotechnik company offers assistance in obtaining the «green tariff» by its customers. Our experts will help you take every step in obtaining the tariff as well as assist in minimizing the time required to procure all the necessary documents.