Italy is expected to be the first country which has reduced the costs of producing photovoltaic energy to below retail electricity prices. Forecasted reductions of 40-50% in costs over 6 years for producing solar energy could make gas-fired power stations less economical than solar by 2015. The Italian state-run power management agency has however warned the incentives have been too high at 68-75 cents per kilowatt hour. There is pressure to reduce tariffs in 2010 by around 2%.