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Bill would place burden of premium for renewable energy on big electricity consumers

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Hungaryʼs government submitted a bill to Parliament yesterday that would force non-retail consumers of electricity to cover a premium paid to generators of renewable energy, Hungarian news agency MTI reported today. 

The draft legislation is necessary to bring Hungaryʼs system of subsidizing generators of renewable energy in line with European Union rules, National Development Minister Miklós Seszták said in the justification of the bill. 

The bill would make exceptions for small power plants, with capacity under 0.5 MW, and for pilot projects. Electricity generated by such plants would be bought by transmission system operator Mavir and sold on the Hungarian Power Exchange.

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