Switzerland’s grid charges for surplus solar energy will enhance from a median of CHF 0.101 ($0.10)/kWh to CHF 0.155/kWh within the 12 months forward, primarily because of rising electrical energy costs.
From pv magazine Germany
In Switzerland, operators of PV methods that inject surplus solar energy into the grid will obtain considerably extra money within the coming 12 months. Community operators will enhance remuneration by a median of 55%, which suggests common charges could rise from CHF 0.101 ($0.10)/kWh to CHF 0.155/kWh on common.
The Swiss Affiliation of Impartial Power Producers (VESE) mentioned there’s nonetheless no assure that operators of PV methods in Switzerland will obtain remuneration that covers rising electrical energy prices. VESE is due to this fact calling for a brand new remuneration mannequin.
The brand new figures from VESE are based mostly on data from the 30 largest community operators. They decide the remuneration for surplus solar energy fed into the grid yearly.
VESE mentioned it welcomes the truth that solar energy is lastly being upgraded as a dependable and ecological mainstay of home renewable vitality technology. The affiliation famous that “even infamous brakemen amongst community operators” have lastly reached and exceeded the brink of CHF 0.10/kWh, which VESE has been demanding for a very long time.
However this doesn’t occur solely on a voluntary foundation. VESE mentioned that is primarily because of the truth that beneath the present authorized scenario, producers with load profile measurement might swap very simply. They may due to this fact additionally promote their solar energy on the futures markets, the place the efficient worth is at the moment between CHF 0.20/kWh and CHF 0.30/kWh.
“The community operators have been due to this fact pressured to counteract this migration by massively growing their remuneration. In view of the excessive market costs, they may in any other case have missed out on the comparatively low-cost electrical energy from impartial producers,” mentioned VESE.
Whereas the operators of PV methods are actually benefiting from larger electrical energy costs, the affiliation additionally famous an “undesirable impact” brought on by the sharp enhance in remuneration. Costs for electrical energy shoppers would additionally rise, as community operators would go on the upper funds to shoppers.
VESE is in favor of a system that secures the financing of PV methods over the long run, however doesn’t come on the expense of electrical energy clients. This manufacturing cost-oriented “repair mannequin” is supplemented with an related, purely market-oriented “flex mannequin,” which is fashionable with associations, politics and administration in Switzerland. The “flex mannequin” permits operators to additionally take part within the free market if they need, however with all the benefits and drawbacks.