The Ministry of Economic Affairs (EM) has withdrawn the permission for the SIA Balteneko cogeneration plant for renewable energy (AER) to sell electricity in the framework of compulsory tenders, and the portal "Delfi" has learned EM.
Authorization to sell electricity in the context of mandatory purchase "Balteneko" was canceled because the company did not enter into an agreement with a public trader.
Balteneko AER is located in the Ādaži district.
The portal "Delfi" has already reported that, in public, information about the non-compliance of several cogeneration plants with the requirements of the cabinet of ministers began testing in October of the year 40 AER CHP installations in the EM.
So far, licenses for 26 power plants have been canceled, which means that the increase in the total cost of the mandatory purchase component (OIK) is prevented in the coming 10 years by approximately 384.5 million euros, according to EM.
In December last year, three power plants were canceled: SIA Elektro Rīdzene in the Cēsis region, Energo Fortis Ltd. in the district of Livani and SIA E Strenči in the district of Strenci.
However, this year the authorizations for power plants were canceled: SIA Madona Eko in the Madona district, SIA "Euro-Asia Investment Agency" in the Aluksne region, Evokem Ltd. in the Livani district, "M Parks" Ltd. in the region of Amatas, SIA "Eco Latvia" in the district of Tukums, Baltekogen "for three power plants in Rauna County, Kārsava and Ludza District, Tektus Ltd. in Amatas, Digne Ltd. in the district Vecumnieki, Atauga-G Ltd. in the Olaine district, Krustpils AER Ltd in the Krustpils region, Pellets Energy Ltd in Talsi In the region, SIA E Seda, in the Strenci region, SIA "Rīgas enerija" in Riga, "AM Energy solution" in the Vecumnieki district, "Briedis būve "in the district of Saldus," Barkavas enerija "Ltd. for two power plants in the Madona region, SIA" Jumis GEO "Region Kārsava," AM Energy Solution-Aloja "Ltd. and" Energy Solutions "Ltd in the region of Alojas.
EM recalls that if the electricity producer does not sell electricity in the context of compulsory tenders, he has the right to work under market conditions and to agree with each electricity trader on the sale of electricity at the agreed price. Likewise, the producer in the cogeneration station can continue to produce and sell heat at a price agreement with the buyer and user of heat energy.
It has already been reported that the additional costs resulting from the implementation of the compulsory purchasing mechanism are currently covered by all Latvian electricity consumers in relation to their electricity consumption by paying the OIC, which is included in the total electricity price for the additional electricity price, the distribution / transmission rate and value added tax. EM is currently working on the plan to cancel the OIK system.
In 2015 a total of € 314 million was paid to producers in the context of a compulsory purchase and € 291 million in 2016. Of the money, EUR 254.9 million and EUR 237 million respectively were the amount of the aid.