Italy: Incentive Regimes for Renewable Energy Plants

By and on March 26, 2015
Posted In Renewables

The introduction of retrospective tariff cuts to photovoltaic (PV) plants and the abolition of the Robin Tax by the Italian Constitutional Court, combined with simplified regulation and taxation of new forms of debt financing, have turned the attention of foreign investors from PV assets to other renewable energy sources (RES) assets.

Italian plants producing energy from RES other than PV have been supported by public incentive schemes since 1999, and have not been hit by the tariff cuts introduced by legislative decree 91/2014 (the so-called “spalma incentivi”). It is, however, easy for foreign investors to become confused by the complex set of rules governing the incentives granted to RES plants.

This Special Report provides a complete and updated overview on the Italian regulation of incentives given to RES plants. It will help investors find their way through the jungle of rules and identify and understand the incentives that apply to a potential investment.

Read the full Special Report here.

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Anna Vesco
Anna Vesco focuses on the regulatory aspects of renewable energy projects. She advises investors, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors and financial institutions on the regulatory aspects inherent to renewable energy projects and on addressing regulatory risks in project related agreements. Read Anna Vesco's full bio.




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