Interim judgment feed-in tariffs solar energy: parties have to collaborate to find solution

Track record

13 June 2017

The country of Curaçao, utility Aqualectra and the Association for Renewable Energy have been requested by the court to work together to calculate the return of investment of solar panels under the regulations that are effective as of 1 January 2015. Furthermore, they have to make an effort to determine possible adjustments of the current rules.

This was stated in the interim judgment that was ruled by the court on 5 June 2017, in the proceedings regarding the feed-in tarrifs for solar energy. In this matter, the country of Curaçao was represented by partner Mayesi Hammoud and attorney at law Aubrich Bakhuis. 

This dispute, which started back in January 2015, concerns two issues: the monthly fixed price that the owners of solar panels have to pay Aqualectra, and the tariff that Aqualectra pays to the owners of solar panels for the energy they generate and transfer back to Aqualectra. The proceedings will continue in September.

The interim judgment was covered by various local newspapers, such as Amigoe and Antilliaans Dagblad. Both links are in Dutch.