Farmers face late-August deadline for PV benefits

Electricity-producing farmers will be given two months to submit declarations certifying their profession to LAGIE, the electricity market operator, once new legislation on electricity production by farmers is published in the government gazette.

Categorizing photovoltaic installations in the agricultural sector facilitates various subsidy programs and taxation issues for farmers, among other matters.

The legislation, now undergoing public consultation procedures, which end on June 10, will then need to be ratified in Parliament, meaning that it should be published in the government gazette by the end of June. If so, farmers will need to have their declarations in by the end of August.

The latest procedure nullifies a previous deadline which had been set for March 31.