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4th feed-in scheme, photovoltaic, tariff, fee-in premium

​The feed-in scheme is the programme which grants incentives for electricity generated by photovoltaic (PV) plants connected to the grid.

Italy introduced this support scheme in 2005 (Ministerial Decree of 28 July 2005 – 1st feed-in scheme). The scheme is now regulated by the Ministerial Decree of 5 May 2011 (4th feed-in scheme). The 4th feed-in scheme applies to plants commissioned between 1 June 2011 and 31 December 2016.

Under the scheme, PV plants with a minimum capacity of 1 kW and connected to the grid may benefit from a feed-in tariff, which is based on the electricity produced. The tariff differs depending on the capacity and type of plant and is granted over a period of 20 years.
For plants commissioned within 31 December 2012, the scheme (called feed-in premium) provides for a tariff for the electricity produced. The electricity fed into the grid may be purchased by GSE (ritiro dedicato) or economically offset with the value of electricity withdrawn from the grid (net metering  - scambio sul posto) service.
Starting from the first half of 2013 and on, the tariff will be made up of both the incentives and the value of electricity. A specific tariff will be applied to the self-consumed electricity.
The following parties may apply for the feed-in scheme: individuals, organisations, public entities, non-commercial entities, owners of single or multiple housing units. 


 Notice to operators

​In filing applications for incentives
(under the Ministerial Decree of 5 May 2011), the Responsible Parties must submit an anti-mafia certificate
(for further information, go to the news of 7 Nov. 2011 – 4th feed-in scheme: submission of the anti-mafia certificate).
This page was last updated on 20/03/2012