Luxembourg: Summary

Updated: 01.03.2017

Author: Jörn Banasiak

Support schemes

In Luxembourg, electricity from renewable sources is promoted through a feed-in tariff and a premium tariff. Furthermore, renewable energy plants are supported through subsidies. Private individuals operating small solar installations are entitled to tax benefits.

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Grid issues

In Luxembourg, access of electricity generated from renewable energy sources to the grid is subject to the general provisions of energy law. Renewable-energy-sourced electricity is not given priority; Access to the grid shall be granted according to the principle of non-discrimination. However, electricity generated from renewable energy sources is granted various privileges like cost reductions or its preferential use in case of power loss.

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Policies

The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and usage of RES-installations: There is one training programme for RES-installers, one general research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme and two support schemes for RES-H infrastructures.

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