Ukraine

Country/Tariff Roof-Top Ground-Based BIPV Term
Ukraine
Until 31 March 2013

<100kW = $0.5832

>100kW = $0.5561

$0.6103

<100kW = $0.5832

>100kW = $0.5561

1 April 2013

<100kW = $0.4611

>100kW = $0.4747

>10kW = $0.4747

$0.4476

<100kW = $0.4611

>100kW = $0.4747

>10kW = $0.4747

1 January 2015

<100kW = $0.4069

>100kW = $0.4204

>10kW = $0.4204

$0.3933

<100kW = $0.4069

>100kW = $0.4204

>10kW = $0.4204

1 January 2020

<100kW = $0.3662

>100kW = $0.3797

>10kW = $0.3797

$0.3526

<100kW = $0.3662

>100kW = $0.3797

>10kW = $0.3797

1 January 2025

<100kW = $0.3255

>100kW = $0.3255

>10kW = $0.3255

$0.3119

<100kW = $0.3255

>100kW = $0.3255

>10kW = $0.3255

Update: December 2012

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych signed law No. 5485-VI, considerably changing the conditions of operation on the renewable energy market in Ukraine.

Update: November 2012

Ukraine’s parliament has approved the second draft Green Energy Bill, paving the way for a 27% reduction in solar feed-in tariffs in the country from 2013.

A recent study by Ernst and Young reports that the "Ukraine is an emerging market economy at the cross-roads of
Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East, and as such holds great potential as a new market for trade and investment." The country is expecting to meeting its goal of generating 19% of energy from RES by 2030 as set out in the Government’s 2006 strategy. Furthermore, in mid-2010, a new deal with the International Monetary Fund secured a US$14.9 billion credit line over a two-and-a-half-year period,

The tariffs in the Ukraine are determined by the National Commission for Regulation of Electroenergetics, individually for each company, depending on the type of alternative energy it uses.

In April 2009, a Green Tariff Law was approved. The Green Tariff  is calculated by applying various coefficients to the Basic Tariff which was set as on January 1, 2009.

Unter the law, the state purchases green energy under the tariff system until 2030 and also ensures connection to the
grid. Further, where there is a subsequent change to the GT rules; an energy producer will have the right to either follow the new rules, or those valid at the start of operations. In a bid to improve supply chain security, the law also provides that, from January 1, 2012, utlities can only charge its customers the GT rate where at least 30% of the materials, works and services associated with the project are based on domestic supply, increasing to 50% from January 1, 2014.

Tax breaks

Tax breaks have been introduced in order to motivate companies to generate electricity from alternative sources of energy, for installations started after January 1, 2012.

Corporate Income Tax Exemption

Until January 1, 2020, the profit received by companies from the simultaneous generation with the use of biofuels of electricity and heat energy or of heat energy is exempt from corporate income tax. 80% of the profit from the sale of raw materials, equipment and components, which were produced by a company and which will be used in the generation of energy from alternative sources of energy, are also exempt from corporate income tax. This profit must then be directed by the company for the increase of its production volumes. The company may enjoy this exemption for a period of five years.

VAT/Custom Duties Exemption

Import of the following items to Ukraine is exempt from the Ukrainian custom duties and VAT, provided that such items will be used by a tax payer for their own production and identical goods are not already produced in Ukraine:
• equipment and materials, which will be used for the generation of energy from alternative sources of energy; and
• raw materials, equipment and components, which will be used in the generation of energy from alternative sources of energy.

The tariffs, which went into effect on Earth Day April 22, 2009, apply through 2030.

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