The Electricity and Natural Gas Law no. 123/2012 (“Energy Law”) was amended recently via the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 143/2021, with the main purpose of transposing the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2019/944 on common rules for the internal market for electricity and amending Directive 2012/27/EU (“Directive 2019/944”) and of ensuring compliance with Regulation (EU) […]
Recent updates regarding the regulation for issuance of authorizations and licenses in the electricity sector are detailed in this recently released material, published by our energy and natural resources practice group. The article is available in full here.
At the end of September, the Ministry of Energy launched for public debates a draft emergency ordinance for the amendment and supplement of the Electricity and Natural Gas Law no. 123/2012 (“Energy Law“), with the main purpose of transposing into the domestic legislation the provisions of the Directive (EU) 2019/944 on common rules for the […]
The second part of the year 2020 was marked by a very intense regulatory activity carried out by the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority, including the licensing of various new activities in the energy field such as activity of the electricity aggregator, the development and operation of electricity storage installations, as well as development and operation […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]