EU level updates regarding energy regulation

EU level updates regarding energy regulation
There is a new legislative project to be adopted at European Union level, namely the Proposal for a Council Regulation on an emergency intervention to address high energy prices. The Proposal comes in the context of the energy crisis caused by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and aims to tackle the rising energy prices […]
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Energy sector updates

Energy sector updates
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) […]
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Romania: Energy sector updates

Romania: Energy sector updates
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.
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Issuance of set-up permits for power generation capacities

Issuance of set-up permits for power generation capacities
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 […]
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Green light for developers of green power generation capacities

Green light for developers of green power generation capacities
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 […]
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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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