On 9 August 2019, the Decree of the Ministry of Economic Development, in cooperation with the Minister of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea, of 4 July 2019 was published in the Italian Official Journal No. 186 (the “FER1 Decree”). It came into force on 10 August 2019, introduces new incentives and access conditions for renewable sources, such as, among others, wind (on shore), hydro, sewage treatment plant gas and photovoltaic solar energy, and provides for the publishing of 7 calls for tenders relating to the auction and registration procedures.
The publication of the FER1 Decree, together with its immediate entry into force the day after its publication, can offer many thoughts for reflection that should be taken into account: at the same time it appears to be consistent with the achievement of the European 2030 energy targets and with the aim to promote and sustain the production of energy from renewable sources, while nonetheless, there is still some uncertainty as to the subsequent implementation of the FER1 Decree – not to mention the feeling of a missed opportunity.
The Energy and Infrastructure Focus Team offers a general overview of the content of the FER1 Decree, outlining, inter alia, its scope of application, the access to the incentive regimes, the tariff quantification and the timing of implementation of the calls for tenders relating to the auction and registration procedures, in the document available here.