What is the prosumer tariff?
The prosumer tariff is a charge designed to make solar panel owners contribute to the cost of managing the electricity distribution network
. Previously, the system passed on these charges to users who didn't have solar panels, or to those whose solar-generated electricity didn't cover their overall consumption.
The new government announced that the new 'prosumer' tariff (producers/consumers) would be postponed until 2025. This was without taking into account the intervention of the CWaPE, which challenged this political decision.
However, an agreement seems to have been reached between the partners of the government majority. The Walloon government will take over the prosumer tariff in 2020 and 2021. Then, 54% of the amounts linked to compensation in 2022 and 2023. In addition, the Walloon government, wishing to encourage self-consumption by households, should cover the cost of changing to a dual-flow meter.
Prosumer rates by region
Brussels: No prosumer tariff applies, as the network costs associated with the purchase of electricity are already covered.
Wallonia: The prosumer tariff applies.
Flanders: The prosumer tariff will no longer apply from January 1, 2021.