The government intends to primarily support small alternative power plants meeting local energy needs, National Development Ministry deputy state secretary Péter Olajos told MTI on Thursday.
Olajos, who is also in charge of climate policy, noted that Hungary aims to increase the ratio of renewable energy in primary energy consumption to 14.65% by 2020.
Currently, green power suppliers are supported through the mandatory purchase scheme. However, large power plants using renewable energy such as biomass are inefficient, operating at only 14%-16% efficiency.
Olajos said the government intends to modify the mandatory purchase scheme in order to primarily support small local green power plants with capacity below 20MW, with efficiency as one of the key criteria. (MTI-Econews)