About Centre for RES/CHP
The Centre administers the electricity feed-in support scheme for RES (renewable energy sourcer) and CHP (high-efficiency cogeneration) power plants.
The feed-in support scheme is a tool to subsidize and thus advance the usage of renewable technologies for the production of electricity. There are currently roughly 1500 power plants included in the scheme, predominantly hydro and PV. The total installed capacity is about 300MW, not counting large power plants that co-fire biomass and coal and power plants related to other Centre tasks, as mentioned above.
The feed-in scheme, as well as other tasks, are financed through dedicated add-on charges on the network fee bills of all users of electricity in Slovenia.
Power plant owners have the option of choosing between two types of support:
"guaranteed purchase", where CP takes over the electricity from the power plant and sells it to the market (the producer is thus included in the special balance group, operated by CP)
"operating premium", where the producer sells its energy on the market while CP only pays a premium as a difference between the full ("guaranteed purchase") price and the market price, which is determined ex ante on a yearly level, based also on plant type.
RES producers with installed capacity over 5MW and CHP producers with installed capacity over 1MW can only receive the "operating premium" type of support.
The feed-in system is based on guarantees of origin. All producers included in the scheme must issue and transfer to CP guarantees of origin as proof of RES / CHP production.
Based on the Slovenian Energy Law, Centre carries out also the following tasks, related to:
guaranteeing the security of electricity supply based on usage of domestic primary energy sources,
ensuring an adequate level of installed capacity for the production of electricity and programmes for efficient use and saving of electricity.