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Policy & Regulation

EC approves Belgian power certificate schemes

The EU has ruled that the certificate schemes for renewable electricity and cogeneration in Belgium are in line with state aid rules.
By Staff reporter 16 February 2018 Europe & Russia / Policy & Regulation 0 29617

The European Commission has ruled that the certificate schemes for renewable electricity and cogeneration in the Belgian region of Flanders are in line with EU state aid rules, it said on Friday.

Under the scheme, renewable electricity producers receive one ‘green certificate’ for each MWh they generate. Meanwhile, under the combined heat and power scheme, high-efficiency cogeneration plants receive one certificate for each MWh of energy they save.

The commission said the two certificate schemes will help Belgium to meet its 2020 target of producing 13% of...