Norway's wind levy will apply to both old and new energy

The Norwegian government is considering introducing a generation fee set to ultimately benefit municipalities, though no numbers have been given as to its extent.

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The Norwegian government's generation levy on wind energy will apply to both new and old facilities. However, no tangible figures will be presented just yet, according to the revised national budget for 2021.

"The government will consider the specific design of the levy ahead of the state budget for 2022, and rule proposals will be submitted to a hearing. The level of the fee and the distribution of income among municipalities will also be considered in more detail. The plan is for the levy to include both existing and new wind turbines," reads the revised national budget.

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