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Are there more capacity in your allowance for photovoltaic power plants?

The Government of Republic of Macedonia issued a Decision for total installed capacity of preferential generators for each renewable energy source separately (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia 100/11 and 12/12) which determine the total installed capacity for application of feed-in tariffs to purchase electricity generated from RES, for all RES types. For photovoltaic power plants: − Total installed capacity eligible for application of preferential tariffs for purchase of electricity produced from photovoltaic power plants lower and equal to 50 kW should be 2 MW. − Total installed capacity eligible for application of preferential tariffs for purchase of electricity produced from photovoltaic power plants with installed capacity higher than 50 kW, and lower and equal to 1 MW, should be 8 MW. The Energy Regulatory Commission adopted the Rulebook on preferential producers of electricity from renewable energy sources in February 2012 (Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia 18/12), which stipulate the manner and procedure on obtaining the status of preferential generator, the manner and procedure on adopting the decision for the application of feed-in tariffs, as well as template, contents and manner of keeping the Registry of Preferential Generators. The Rulebook, the diagrams of the procedures for issuing temporary status and final status of preferential producer and the procedure for obtaining the feed-in tariffs, as well as the Registry of Preferential Generators, are published on the website of the Energy Regulatory Commission www.erc.org.mk (available only on Macedonian). In September 2012 the Energy Regulatory Commission published information on www.erc.org.mk that the procedures for issuing the temporary resolution for obtaining the status of preferential producer for photovoltaic power plants are stopped due to fulfillment of the capacity for application of feed-in tariffs. Applications for issuing the temporary resolution obtaining the status of preferential producer for photovoltaic power plants cannot be submitted to the Energy Regulatory Commission. The Government should decide if there is a need to change the Decision for total installed capacity of preferential generators for photovoltaic power plants, or not. Also, in the temporary resolution the Energy Regulatory Commission determined the deadline for validity of the temporary resolution. Deadline for power plant’s start of operation for photovoltaic power plants is 1 year from the date of issuing the temporary resolution. Within the deadline, the holder of the temporary resolution shall be obliged to construct the power plant and to put the power plant into operation, pursuant to the Construction Law. The Energy Regulatory Commission shall adopt a resolution on revoking the temporary resolution on obtaining the status of preferential generator when the power plant is not put into operation within the deadline set in the temporary resolution and shall delete the power plant from the Registry of preferential generators. The holder of the temporary resolution can submit only once to the Energy Regulatory Commission an application for extending temporary resolution’s validity. The maximum extension period of the temporary resolution’s validity is 12 months.
What is the price of 1 kWh?

The Decree on Electricity Feed-In Tariffs was adopted by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia on 13.12.2011, and which entered into force on 22.12.2011 ("Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia" no. 176/11). Photovoltaic power plants can obtain the status of preferential generator provided their installed capacity is lower of equal to 1 MW. The feed-in tariffs for electricity generated and delivered by photovoltaic power plants, depending on the plant’s installed capacity, are set as following: Installed capacity of the power plant ≤0.050 MW Feed in tariff (€¢KWh) 30. Installed capacity of the power plant ≥0.050 MW Feed in tariff (€¢KWh) 26. The preferential producer has right to use the feed-in tariff for a period of 15 years.
If the capacity is full, do you known when the new quotas will be release and for what price?

The Government should decide if there is a need to change the Decision for total installed capacity of preferential generators for photovoltaic power plants and the Decree on Electricity Feed-In Tariffs, or not.
Who buys produced elecetricity?

The electricity market operator is obliged to purchase the electricity generated by preferential producers. The preferential producer is obligated within 5 days from obtaining the status by the resolution issued by ERC, to submit a request to the electricity market operator for concluding the Power purchase agreement for electricity produced from preferential producers (PPA). Within a period not longer than 30 days from the day the request was submitted, the electricity market operator is obliged to sign the PPA. PPA is in effect from the day of entering into force of the resolution for the status of preferential producer issued by ERC. PPA is signed for the period of use of feed-in tariffs determined with the decision issued by ERC. Feed-in tariffs are set in euro cents per kilowatt hour of electricity delivered into the electricity system and shall not include the value added tax. The period for application of feed-in tariffs shall start on the day of entry into effect of the decision for application of feed-in tariffs by the preferential generator issued by the Energy Regulatory Commission. The preferential generator, on the basis of metering performed by the electricity system operator to which the power plant is connected, shall invoice the electricity delivered in the calendar month to the electricity market operator and shall indicate the payment amount in MKD according to the average exchange rate determined by the Central Bank of the Republic of Macedonia on the last working day of the calendar month for which the invoice is prepared.
Does projects and any other documentation, must be written in the Macedonian language?

Yes, and they must be original or a copy signed by notary.
Where can apply for issuing licenses?

According to the Rulebook on licenses for performing energy activities, issued by the Energy Regulatory Commission, when the producer (legal entity) obtains the permit for construction of the plant, it may apply to the Energy Regulatory Commission for issuing of license for performing energy activity generation of electricity. Energy Regulatory Commission shall issue the license for performing energy activity generation of electricity, but the license shall not enter into force until the power plant is build and put into operation. After the construction is finished and the producer obtains permit for usage of the plant, within 7 days Energy Regulatory Commission shall issue a decision that the license shall enter into force. Also, the producer (legal entity) may apply to the Energy Regulatory Commission for issuing of license for performing energy activity generation of electricity, after the construction is finished and the producer obtains and permit for usage of the plant. ERC shall issue the license for performing energy activity generation of electricity, which is immediately in force. According to the Rulebook on preferential producers of electricity from renewable energy sources, the interested party shall submit to the Energy Regulatory Commission an application on obtaining the temporary resolution for the status of preferential producer. If the conditions are fulfilled the Energy Regulatory Commission shall issue a temporary resolution on obtaining the status of preferential producer and shall register the holder and the power plant in the Registry of Preferential producers. The temporary resolution shall be published in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia”. The producer (holder of a temporary resolution) that built the plant within the deadline and has license for performing energy activity, shall submit to the Energy Regulatory Commission application on obtaining the status of preferential generator and application for use of feed-in tariffs. If the applications are complete and the confirmation issued by the Energy Agency is positive, the Energy Regulatory Commission shall issue the resolution on obtaining the status of preferential producer and decision for use of feed-in tariff. The resolution and the decision shall be published in the “Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia”.
Do we need construction permit, for setting SE on (roofs, land),

Yes, according to the Law on Construction. The construction permit is issued by the Ministry for transport and communications or by the municipalities.
Do investor must be a legal entity in Macedonia and what the regulations are for the establishment of the company?

Yes, according to the Law on Trade Companies. The resolution for establishing the company is issued by the Central Registry of Republic of Macedonia.