Promotion in Latvia


Updated: 18.01.2019

Author: Ilze Upatniece

Summary of support schemes

Latvia has one of the highest RES shares in the EU-28 (37.3% in gross energy consumption in 2014) and the national RES target of 40% from gross final energy consumption by 2020. However, the existing support scheme in a form of a feed-in tariff, which also includes elements of a quota system and tenders, has been under revision and has been closed for new RES installations since 2011. Energy Development Guidelines 2016-2020 were released on 9 February 2016 setting the goal to develop a new national support mechanism for electricity production from RES until 2018. In order to ensure that energy is produced using the most cost-effective technologies, support measures should be technology neutral.

Since 1 January 2014, net-metering of electricity produced and fed-in to the grid through a small-scale connection (≤ 3*16A) has been introduced.


In general, the feed-in tariff applies to all renewable electricity generation technologies except for geothermal generation. Net-metering applies to all technologies connected to the electricity grid through a small-scale connection. 

Statutory provisions

  • Electricity Market Law (Elektroenerģijas tirgus likums, 82 115/0825/201105) 
  • Energy Law (Enerģētikas likums, 273/275 04/04/2014)
  • Regulation No. 262 (Noteikumi par elektroenerģijas ražošanu, izmantojot atjaunojamos energoresursus, un cenu noteikšanas kārtību - Regulations Regarding the Production of Electricity Using Renewable Sources and the Procedures for the Determination of the Price) 
  • Regulation No. 221 (Noteikumi par elektroenerģijas ražošanu un cenu noteikšanu, ražojot elektroenerģiju koģenerācijā)


Further information

  • Sabiedrisko pakalpojumu regulēšanas komisija (SPRK) – Public Utilities Commission (PUC), regulatory authority
  • +371 670 97 200
  • SPRK website
  • sprk(at)
  • Vides aizsardzības un reģionālās attīstības ministrija (VARAM) – Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
  • +371 67026533
  • VARAM website
  • pasts(at)