In Ukraine, they have already begun to pay their homeowners the amount of debt they have generated for their energy. Solar panel owners in Lviv region are expected to pay back their debt for the period from October to December last year. This information Lviv Reporter received from Ukrenergo and Lvivenergo. However, it is not yet clear whether the debt owed for electricity from domestic SES, which is surplus, in the Ivano-Frankivsk and Ternopil regions.
Unused and surplus electricity can be sold by the panel owners to the state at a “green tariff”. The bottom line is that the state is ready to buy from ordinary citizens the electricity that they receive from alternative sources. In fact, many residents of Lviv Region, who installed solar panels, counted on this.
I do. Shyka, the owner of the home SES, says he bought solar panels in the Middle Kingdom four years ago: the price is a little lower there. In this case, the cost of the entire solar power plant is approximately € 20,000.
However, in the last three months, like the other 900 SES owners in Lviv region, they have not received any payments from the state under green tariff conditions. The debt is reflected in the plans of many residents of the region.
The owner of the home SES says that in Ukraine, such a power plant, subject to regular payments from the state must pay off for 8 years. However, due to government debt, this period is growing significantly.
Currently, the payment for the autumn and December months to private SES owners in the Lviv region should come from local energy sales. However, this company is assured that debt is not their fault. As they did not receive the financing for the payments to the citizens under the “green tariff” from the state institution of Ukrenergo.
A spokesman for Lvivenergozbut assured that there were approximately 5 million hryvnias of the company invested. However, by now all the times have been settled and the money has already arrived for December. They will be paid to customers who can sell electricity on green tariff terms.
Ukrenergo acknowledged that this institution owed money. One of the reasons she cited is the poorly thought out tariff, as the number of home SES is increasing rapidly. The State Energy Efficiency Survey for 2019 showed that at the end of last year, the total capacity of private solar power plants was 400 MW. In 2018 it was 61% less and in 2017 it was 81% less.
The second reason is that several local energy companies have not paid Ukrenergo for the transportation of electricity. Thus, only Ternopiloblenergo already has a debt to Ukrenergo of 25 million hryvnias.
Given these circumstances, Ukrenergo is also unable to pay payments evenly, not to all regional energy companies and not to all private electricity suppliers. The worst payments were in Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk. This was announced by A. Gerus, head of the BP Committee on Energy and Housing.
Ukrenergo and Lvivenergozbut assured that in the near future, all owners of private “green” SES will receive the funds owed to them by the state.