Slovakia: Overall Summary
In the Slovak Republic, electricity from renewable sources is promoted through a feed-in tariff. Energy companies are obliged to purchase and pay for electricity exported to the grid. Operators of PV and wind power installations may also receive subsidies under the Operational Programme Quality of Environment. The use of renewable energy sources is further incentivised through an exemption from excise tax.
Renewable energy plants must be given priority connection, and electricity from renewable sources must be given priority dispatch. The grid operator is obliged to extend the grid without discriminating against certain users.
The support of heat from renewable energy sources mainly takes the form of financial support for investments. Operators of renewable energy plants may receive subsidies under the Operational Programme Environmental Quality.
The following policies aim at promoting the development, installation and usage of RES-installations in Slovakia: There is a professional training programme for RES-installers and there are RES-H building obligations