Renewable Energy Sources (RES)

The Government of the Republic of Kosovo has issued Decision on incentives for RES (2007-2013), the main of which are:

  • Approval by ERO tariff incentives (feed-in tariffs) for some types of RES, such as electricity generated by small hydro up to 10 MW, (63.3 € / MWh) wind energy (€ 85 / MWh) and energy produced from biomass (71.3 € / MWh). With new targets forecast energy production from RES targets are expected to be part of the photovoltaic energy for which will be set feed-in tariffs.
  • Acquisition of energy priority RES, the operator of the electricity distribution.
  • Mandatory Buying Power Distribution Operator of the entire quantity of electricity produced from RES, even when this energy exceeds the energy requirements;

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Ministry of Economic Development (MED)

– Development of RES development policy- Development of an action plan for RES
– Overseeing the implementation of policies for RES
– Determination of REE targets.

Energy Regulatory Office (ERO)

– Implementation of the regulatory framework
– Definition of feed-in tariffs
– Issuance , modification , suspension or withdrawal of licenses / authorizations
– Preparation of tariff methodology,
– Development of the authorization procedures for the construction of new generating capacity to power,
– Issuance of certificates of origin;
– Ensure that transmission and distribution tariffs for connection and use of transmission systems and distribution , not to discriminate against electricity from RES backgrounds

Transmission System Operator (KOSTT) and Distribution System Operator (DSO)

– Ensure system connectivity in any new producer of electricity from RES and cogeneration ,
– Assessment of the cost of connecting to the system
– Determination and publication of KOSTT ( and DSO ) standard rules relating to the sharing of costs for installation of systems , such as grid connections and reinforcements in between all electricity producers benefiting from them .Institutional Framework

Projects and studies conducted in the field of RES expectations and incentives

– Pre-feasibility study to identify potential wind energy in Kosovo (2010) partially

– Study on preparation of project data for systems using solar energy in Kosovo – 2010

– Study on the development of energy production from biofuels (2012)

– Promotional campaign for EE and RES (2012-2013)

Procedures for Investment in the Energy

Steps to be followed and the institutions responsible for issuing licenses and permits for projects of renewable energy sources

Step 1
Kosovo Business Registration Agency (
– Business Registration

Step 2
Ministry of Environment and Spatial
– Environmental protection permit
– Water exploitation permit(if hydropower)
– Construction permit (above 20MW installed capacity)

Step 3
Permits depending on the construction location
– Kosovo Forestry Agency (if forest)
– Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport (if special interest/archeological zones)

Step 4
Ministry of Infrastructure (
– Connection to existing road infrastructure permit

Step 5
– Construction permit(below 20MW of installed capacity)
– Contract for using the land

Step 6

-Authorization for connection to the energy distribution system - contact person:, tel: 038 501 701 1566

The contract for the purchase of energy from the supplier KESCO – contact person:, tel: 038 501 701 6172”

Step 7
Energy Regulatory Office (
-Authorization for energy generation

Feed-in Tariffs
Feed-in Tariffs applicable for electricity produced from renewable energy sources and admitted to the Support Scheme.

Primary renwewabkle energy source (€/MWh)
HPPs (<10MW) 63.3
Wind 85.00
Solar Energy 136. 4
Biogas and Biomass 71.3

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