Romania: updates of the mining law

Romania: updates of the mining law
After three years of debate in the Parliament, a new law for amending and supplementing the existing Mining Law has entered into force on December 17, 2020. It aims to overcome certain legal and economic issues, trying to give Romania’s mineral resources their deserved value. Our team prepared an article on the matter.
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Romania: new licensing rules for activities in the energy field

Romania: new licensing rules for activities in the energy field
The second part of the year 2020 was marked by a very intense regulatory activity carried out by the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (ANRE). Our professionals released (yet another) article, with regards to the new licensing rules for activities in the energy field.
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Sale of energetic capacities to concessionaire distribution operators

Sale of energetic capacities to concessionaire distribution operators
By means of recent changes to the Energy and Gas Law no. 123/2012, the operators holding concession over the electricity distribution grid have been compelled to take over the ownership over private electricity distribution grids and related energetic capacities in specific cases set out thereby.
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New rules for connection to power grids, October 2020

New rules for connection to power grids, October 2020
After two stages of public consultations in which the grid connection operators became intensively involved, the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (“ANRE”) adopted new rules for connection to the power grid by means of Order no. 160/2020 amending and supplementing the Regulation for the connection of users to the public interest power grids, approved by ANRE […]
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Amendments to the regime of PPAs, July 2020

Amendments to the regime of PPAs, July 2020
In 2012, Romania banned the execution of power purchase agreements (the “PPAs”) by direct negotiations, imposing that all wholesale transactions be concluded on the centralized market operated by the Operator of the Electricity and Gas Market Opcom S.A. (“OPCOM”). The measure was imposed through article 23 of the Electricity and Gas Law no. 123/2012 (the […]
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Bilaterally negotiated Power Purchase Agreements, May 2020

Bilaterally negotiated Power Purchase Agreements, May 2020
As a direct consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak and the consequent measures implemented by the Romanian State, the economic growth process has experienced a short to medium term slowdown, impacting the labor market and subsequently household income. Nowadays, the Romanian Government claims that a declining tendency has been noticed regarding wholesale prices for electricity, especially […]
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ELKB New State aid schemes in Romania for renewable energy projects

ELKB New State aid schemes in Romania for renewable energy projects
As of April 14, 2017, companies can apply for State aid for investments in highly efficient cogeneration and investments in the promotion of energy production derived from less exploited renewable energy sources (biomass, biogas and geothermal energy). Our competition team prepared an article on the matter.
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Trading electricity at variable prices and quantities – analysis and recommendations

Trading electricity at variable prices and quantities – analysis and recommendations
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