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LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of December 27, 2010 No. 204-Z

About renewable energy resources

(as amended of the Law of the Republic of Belarus of 09.01.2018 No. 91-Z)

Accepted by the House of Representatives on November 24, 2010

Approved by Council of the Republic on December 10, 2010

Article 1. The main terms applied in this Law and their determinations

For the purposes of this Law the following main terms and their determinations are used:

renewable energy resources - energy of the sun, wind, heat of the earth, natural movement of water flows, wood fuel, other types of biomass, biogas, and also other power sources which are not relating to non-renewable;

the state power supplying organization - the state legal entity performing production, transfer, distribution and sale of electrical energy;

the state energy networks - set of the devices which are in state-owned property intended for transfer and distribution of electrical energy to consumers;

use of renewable energy resources - the process including procurement (production), transportation, storage, preparation for use, conversion or other transformation of renewable energy resources, and also production from them electrical energy;

unrenewable energy resources - the power sources which are saved up in the nature in the form of fossil resources: coal, oil, gas, peat, combustible slates, and also other power sources which in new geological conditions are practically not formed;

producers of installations on use of renewable energy resources - the legal entities and individual entrepreneurs performing production of installations on use of renewable energy resources;

producers of energy from renewable energy resources - the legal entities and individual entrepreneurs performing production of electrical energy with use of installations on use of renewable energy resources for the purpose of energy ensuring the economic activity and (or) its subsequent realization;

installation on use of renewable energy resources - processing equipment or complex of processing equipment on production or acceptance (obtaining), transformation, accumulation and (or) transfer of the electrical energy made from renewable energy resources;

the energy made from renewable energy resources, the electrical energy made on installations on use of renewable energy resources.

Article 2. The legislation in the field of use of renewable energy resources

The legislation in the field of use of renewable energy resources is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and consists of this Law, acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus and other acts of the legislation.

If international treaties of the Republic of Belarus establish other rules, than those which contain in this Law then are applied rules of international treaties of the Republic of Belarus.

Article 3. Coverage of this Law

This Law governs the relations connected with use of renewable energy resources for production of electrical energy, its further consumption and other use and also with production of installations on use of renewable energy resources.

The relations connected with production and use of other types of energy made from renewable energy resources and also the relations connected with use of renewable energy resources for production of electrical energy by physical persons, except for individual entrepreneurs for own needs are regulated by other acts of the legislation.

Article 4. The basic principles of state policy in the field of use of renewable energy resources

State policy in the field of use of renewable energy resources is based on the principles:

sustainable development of use of renewable energy resources in the Republic of Belarus;

priority, effective and rational use of renewable energy resources;

state support and stimulation of use of renewable energy resources;

ensuring ecological and energy security, public health care when using renewable energy resources;

availability of information in the field of use of renewable energy resources.

Article 5. Subjects and objects of the relations in the field of use of renewable energy resources

Subjects of the relations in the field of use of renewable energy resources are the Republic of Belarus, administrative and territorial units of the Republic of Belarus, foreign states, legal entities and physical persons, including individual entrepreneurs, the foreign and international organizations.

Objects of the relations in the field of use of renewable energy resources are renewable energy resources, the energy made from renewable energy resources and used by subjects of the relations in this sphere for ensuring the economic activity or which arrived in the state energy networks, and also installations on use of renewable energy resources.

Article 6. The main directions of state regulation in the field of use of renewable energy resources

State regulation in the field of use of renewable energy resources includes:

determination and carrying out single state policy in the field of use of renewable energy resources;

creation of the system of the financial and economic mechanisms providing economic interest of legal entities and physical persons, including individual entrepreneurs, in use of renewable energy resources, energy consumption, made from renewable energy resources;

taking measures to growth in volumes of substitution of the fuel and energy resources which are purchased outside the Republic of Belarus renewable energy resources;

assistance to creation and use of effective technologies and to production of installations on use of renewable energy resources;

accounting of renewable energy resources and installations on use of renewable energy resources;

protection of producers of energy from renewable energy resources from unfair competition, including from the legal entities holding dominant position in the field of energy production;

support of development of scientific and technical base and promotion of scientific and technical achievements;

forming of state programs;

confirmation of origin of the energy made from renewable energy resources;

ensuring compliance with the legislation on environmental protection;

development of international cooperation;

taking measures, the obligations directed to decrease in impact on climate for the purpose of accomplishment according to international treaties of the Republic of Belarus in the field of protection of climate.

Article 7. State regulation in the field of use of renewable energy resources

State regulation in the field of use of renewable energy resources is performed by the President of the Republic of Belarus, Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, other state bodies within their competence determined by the legislation.

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