The effects of increased deployment of household PV generation and proposals for the modification of the present support schemeUploaded: 19 of June, 2015

The study evaluates the current support mechanism related to photovoltaic electricity generation, which presently accounts for the vast majority of small-scale household electricity supply in Hungary. Under three assumed PV capacity development scenarios the expected future impacts of sustaining the current support policy (net metering) and introducing possible alternative support systems (e.g. different feed-in tariff designs) are estimated on the financial situation of affected parties: distribution and transmission system operators, electricity traders and universal service providers, consumers and the state. Drawing on the results of calculations and taking into account the features of different support policies proposals are provided for the revision of the current regulatory framework.